Kingsmead School is a Specialist School in the Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) and is able to select 10% of students based on their aptitude in Art, Drama, Music (from September 2017 admissions Dance is also included in our PVA subjects) their ability to develop their skills in these subjects and their committment to these subjects.

Students who have been successful in their application will be closely monitored and supported by our Specialist Arts staff and the Learning Director of Year 7. They will be offered many performance opportunities and other exciting extra-curricular qualifications such as taking part in a LAMDA performance exam free of charge, or completing a Bronze Arts Award.

If your child has secured a place as a music candidate they will also have the opportunity to receive FREE music instrumental lessons in either an instrument they already play or one they would like to play. Vocalists will be offered the same opportunity.

Students admitted under our P&VA criteria will be required to attend P&VA workshops and extra-curricular clubs to ensure the learning experience is maximised. There is also one weekly compulsory extra lesson after school giving these students extra teaching time for their specialist area of talent.

PVA Applications for admission in September 2017 have been completed.

PVA Applications forms and information for September 2018 admissions will be available here from September 2017.