LIPA high school

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LIPA high school

Postby x_sugarplumfairy_x » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:32 pm

A friend told me the other day that Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) might be opening a high school! I dont know if theres any truth in this but im praying there is! as we are lacking any kind of full time training in the north under 16 (except for the Hammond). Has anyone else heard anything about this?
I guess it would make sense as they have a primary school, & HE drama school already, so it would seem the natural progression to also open a 11-16s school! Im just hoping its fairly soon if they do and in time for my daughter to be able to apply as she just missed out on the primary school as they opened the year after she started school so their oldest class will always be the school year below her :(. x
Also am i correct in thinking that currently the only full time northern performing arts school is the Hammond? or does anyone know of any more? x

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Re: LIPA high school

Postby islandofsodor » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:54 pm

LIPA have a 6th form, its a Free School. If they opened an 11-16 school they would not be able to audition for entry (their primary school has the same admissions criteria as other Liverpool schools (SEN, siblings, distance from home etc) 16-19 schools/6th forms are able to select on ability.

The only other school in the North I know about is a ballet school that's part of an independent school, Moorland in Clitheroe.
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Re: LIPA high school

Postby x_sugarplumfairy_x » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:27 pm

islandofsodor wrote:LIPA have a 6th form, its a Free School. If they opened an 11-16 school they would not be able to audition for entry (their primary school has the same admissions criteria as other Liverpool schools (SEN, siblings, distance from home etc) 16-19 schools/6th forms are able to select on ability.

The only other school in the North I know about is a ballet school that's part of an independent school, Moorland in Clitheroe.


aww thats a shame! got my hopes up then! x

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Re: LIPA high school

Postby islandofsodor » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:33 am

From digging a little further it seems the Admissions Code for Free Schools does allow such schools to select up to 10% of their intake on aptitude for a specialism. So its sort of possible but 10% is a small percentage.
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Re: LIPA high school

Postby lawn » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:28 pm

The only school I know of is a state day school in Wakefield. http://www.cathedralacademy.co.uk/capa-juniors/ I'm not entirely sure how it works, whether you have to get a place at the school first and then apply to be in Capa Juniors. Someone at my daughter's drama left their school in the Secondary years to go there, not sure if they still attend. You'd have to live locally or be able to commute though. Unfortunately Capa was due to move their sixth form to Leeds and open up a lot more courses, DD had her heart set on applying their for yr12, but they've not been able to go ahead with their plans and have had to close. Unless they re-open within the next 2 years this sadly leaves my DD with even less choices for sixth form.


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