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Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) welcomes its first cohort of over 100 students from across Yorkshire and beyond

Wakefield’s first Department for Education (DFE) funded Free School opened its doors in September 2018. CAPA College, a specialist Arts college for students aged 16-19, was one of only 53 Free Schools to open in England this year. It is set to become a flagship for Arts Education in the North. 

Over 100 excited students arrived at CAPA College in Wakefield in September armed with outstanding GCSE results, a passion for the Arts and an eagerness to take the first step towards a career in the Creative Arts. 

CAPA College is not your average Further Education institution. At CAPA College students will receive professional Arts training in a range of disciplines – from singing, dancing and acting to costume, set and lighting design – alongside rigorous academic study. Over two years of full-time study students will obtain the equivalent of four A levels as well as the skills, knowledge, training and experience they need to progress to universities, vocational Arts conservatoires and Arts-based employment. 

Students are enrolled on four distinct pathways (Dance, Drama, Performing Arts and Production Arts & Media) and will benefit from tuition from professional teachers, directors, choreographers, musical directors, designers and technicians while enjoying access to industry-standard facilities. Alongside an outstanding curriculum, students will gain extensive experience performing throughout the UK and working alongside professional artists, companies and theatre venues. 

Claire Nicholson, Strategic Director of CAPA College says, ‘We are delighted to be launching CAPA College. It is testament to the vision and tenacity of our accomplished CAPA College team. Together we will deliver the highest quality training, education and pastoral guidance to support talented students who are serious about pursuing a career in the Arts.’ 

This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for CAPA College (part of Enhance Academy Trust) which will see a significant expansion in the upcoming years. CAPA College will be moving to purpose-built premises on Mulberry Way, Wakefield (opposite Wakefield Westgate train station) in September 2020. As the gateway to Wakefield, CAPA College will offer more opportunities, more facilities and more support to students across the North of England. CAPA College are currently renting temporary accommodation at Cathedral Academy, Wakefield.