At Invictus we see the Performing Arts as a vital link between our schools, all of which contain thriving performing Arts departments.
We seek to promote the aspirations of our students in all their creative and performing endeavours, especially in the fields of drama, music and dance.

We believe that Performing Arts cater for our students learning through enjoyment and much of what we do impacts on student progress and enjoyment of school as a whole.

We believe that a Performing Arts education is vital to future generations, since it arms students with many of the intellectual, creative, emotional and physical skills they will need to cope with the challenges of life. We seek to promote the aspirations of our students in the classroom and beyond through creativity, imagination and enjoyment.
Our schools are home to an expanding range of theatre and music projects and many of the Invictus schools are now proud producers of major pieces of musical theatre. In recent months, our productions have included large-scale performances of The Jungle Book, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, and Mary Poppins.
Through our timetabled curriculum we offer dance, drama and music from year 7 up to year 13. Students have the opportunity to gain GCSEs and A-levels in Music Technology, Drama and Dance.

To complement these academic ventures, we have expanding extra curricular timetables, trips, performances and collaborative initiatives. From Rock Bands to Choirs, Samba Bands to Orchestras, our ensembles have performed in venues ranging from local village halls to music festivals and from Birmingham Symphony Hall to The Royal Albert Hall, where we recently performed as part of the BBC Proms. We see the Performing Arts as a vital link between all of our schools and we collaborate on large ensembles such as choirs and samba bands on a regular basis.

All this – and we are only two years old! Plans are afoot for further collaborations to take place in both.

“For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail – it’s just the opposite – we aim too low and succeed.”

Our staff and students are committed and have high expectations. Many of our students go on to study a Performing Arts subject at University and we aim to support post-18 young adults through apprenticeship and instructor opportunities. We are proud to note that many of our past students now hold successful careers in the creative arts industries. Alumni are currently employed as professional musicians, Performing Arts Teachers, lighting engineers, DJ’s, actors and actresses, theatre managers, choir directors, Youth Drama practitioners, instrumental teachers, and BBC sound engineers to name but a few.

Plans are already under way for more exciting opportunities to further our young artists’ creative journeys. Whether you are a student, parent, family member, alumnus or any other part of our diverse and talented community, we welcome your support and involvement and hope to see you along the way.