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And that’s a wrap! @CanYouDance_uk Super Convention - such a wonderful weekend of Dance! So lovely to meet so many young people so passionate about Dance. Fabulous times & performances with the best team of students & staff! Happy times & great memories! https://t.co/7Nbmm0Rcfp9 hours ago 0
Good morning! It’s day 2 @CanYouDance_uk and we’re excited for another jam-packed day ahead! CAPA College’s fabulous students & staff are raring to go with classes, exhibiting & our Main Stage performance at 12.30pm! Come along to Stand E51 to say hello! https://t.co/ONxM92DpUU19 hours ago 2
A wonderful day with fabulous people! Stunning performance on the Main Stage @CanYouDance_uk @MandSBankArena Super proud of our incredible cast & creatives! https://t.co/FlGroaX0Xp2 days ago 2
Super excited to spend the weekend dancing, performing & exhibiting @CanYouDance_uk Such an amazing buzz already at this amazing event, venue & city! Catch us on the Main Stage at 12.30pm & say hello to our staff & students in stand E51 https://t.co/jTyJoF4NX12 days ago 2
Thank you for welcoming us, and to @onedanceuk for inviting us to create and perform this piece. We had a fantastic time and learnt so much! https://t.co/GLc4X5jFiK2 days ago 2
Thank you! We were so proud of our students today, not only for their fantastic performance, but also the passion and eloquence of their answers. https://t.co/N3reY1Z7A6 https://t.co/UWDmnPrYvo2 days ago 7
RT @C4Subject_Assoc: Fantastic emotionally powerful dance display about climate change from young people at @CAPACOLLEGE @britishcouncil2 days ago 6
RT @EnglishAssoc: At the #GlobalCurriculumUK event we just watched a barnstorming, scary, inspirational, joyful performance from @CAPACOLLE2 days ago 8
Popped to see the Queen before arriving @BritishCouncil to perform our water inspired piece 'Rise' exploring the effects of climate change. #GlobalLearningConference https://t.co/VgX4OVI0fY3 days ago 6
It's been a fabulous Mock Audition week for our Year 2 students! Such superb progress, sophisticated choices, thorough preparation and sheer determination on display. Here they are ready for their last Commercial audition this morning. What a way to end the half term! https://t.co/NS1cNzUGeE4 days ago 11

We are highly delighted to announce that the Department for Education has confirmed that CAPA College will open as a DFE-funded Free School in September 2018.  Applications for students wishing to apply to CAPA College will open today. CAPA College, as part of the Enhance Academy Trust, will have its own permanent purpose-built home in the heart of Wakefield. However, from September 2018, during the development of the new premises, CAPA College will temporarily be based in the Performing Arts facilities at Cathedral Academy, Wakefield.  An announcement from the ESFA with details of the new site for CAPA College’s permanent home will be made in the forthcoming weeks.

Overwhelming support

“It is a real honour and achievement to be announcing today the confirmation of the exciting future of CAPA College as a Free School. It is testament to the passion, dedication, tenacity and hard-work of the team behind the bid and the outstanding provision developed at CAPA over the past few years. Credit and our utmost appreciation also needs to be given to all the many, many stakeholders who have provided such support and commitment leading up to today’s exciting announcement.” Claire Nicholson, Principal"

CAPA College:  An inspiring legacy.  An exciting future

Since its formation in 2006, CAPA has developed a regional and national reputation as a centre of excellence in the Arts with consistently ‘Outstanding’ judgements from Ofsted, excellent exam results, exceptional student progression routes and critically acclaimed, award-winning performances.  The exciting announcement that CAPA College will now open as a Free School will enable CAPA’s outstanding legacy to develop and expand allowing even more talented, creative young people from across Yorkshire and the North of England to gain access to the highest quality of Arts training and education.

Excellence in the Arts

CAPA College will provide full time Arts training and education for students aged 16-19 and aims to inspire, train and educate the next generation of performers, creatives, designers and technicians. CAPA College’s team of top professional teachers, directors, choreographers, musical directors, designers and technicians alongside industry standard facilities will ensure that CAPA College delivers the highest quality training, education and pastoral guidance to support talented students who are serious about pursuing a career in the Arts. Our vision is that CAPA College will become a flagship for Arts excellence in the North, adding to, and enhancing, the rich cultural sector of the Arts and Educational provision in Yorkshire.