Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Romeo & Juliet at The Marlowe

Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Romeo & Juliet at The Marlowe Pupils from the primary and secondary phases performed in our cluster production of Romeo & Juliet: Sweet Sorrow at The Marlowe. 230 pupils from 11 schools performed in the joint production on 20th March, which was hugely successful and saw the Marlowe sell-out. Academy pupils on our Stage Door programme worked with the professional production crew at The Marlowe, assisting on sound, costume and stage management.

“I didn’t expect to like or understand it but I loved it!” – year 8 grandparent.

“An incredible night that I am sure the children will never forget.” – year 8 parent.

Ava Goodman Year 7

You may have seen our very own model, year 7, Ava Goodman gracing the windows of Primark and most recently, the windows and social media of Clarks for their #FreetoBeMe campaign. In her latest work, she’s choosing an outfit for George Ezra in the video to his new song, Pretty Shiny People.

Ava is the one with the distinctive short cropped hair, advising him to go with the leopard print tracksuit… Check it out here:


The Canterbury Academy Trust held our annual CHOscars evening, celebrating success and achievement in the creative, visual and performing arts on the 26th March.

Pupils across the primary, secondary and sixth form phases were recognised and awarded with certificates and CHOscars trophies. Stunning artwork and photography was on display and the evening was a vibrant one to attend.

Sweet Charity

Last month our Year 12 and 13 Musical Theatre students took to the professional stage at The Tower Theatre to perform in ‘Sweet Charity’. They’ve worked since September to produce a show to such a quality standard.

Well done to all students for working so hard and thank you to all the staff who came along to support them. We hope you enjoyed watching, as much as the students enjoyed performing.

Coming Soon!

Oliver! is on 9th and 10th July 2019 at The Gulbenkian Theatre. Tickets on sale after Easter.

Josh Turner, year 13 has been cast in a new feature film about the first world war, directed by Sam Mendes. Filming will take place later in 2019.