School of Excellence


New Line Learning will be the school of choice for those with a passion in Performing Arts. 

An innovative “Performing Arts School of Excellence” program has been developed devoted to evolving skills in Drama, Dance, Music and Technical Theatre. This program will offer exciting opportunities to perform cutting-edge theatre, inspire talent, and create innovative performances to successfully gain an RSL grade in Musical Theatre. 


Our artists will be more than actors; they will devise, direct, write and create theatre that pushes the boundaries of the conventional, challenges tradition, and produces innovative performance.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to all pupils who will be selected through an audition process. The programme is split into 3 groups: 

KS3 – (Year 7 and Year 8) there are 20 places available.

Grade 3 – (Year 9) there are 8 places available.

Grade 4 (Year 10) there are 8 places available. 


Pupils in Year 9 and 10 will gain an RSL PAA qualification at either grade 3 or 4.