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On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings, we're remembering Uncle Fester - the only man to have flown there on the wings of love! Here's a throwback to our fabulous #AddamsFamily show last term... #Apollo50th #MOON50 #WhenYoureAnAddams #performingarts #themoonandme https://t.co/1Zw1uVcKf22 days ago 2
Congratulations to current students Kenan, Cholwe and Wil who were shortlisted to attend a final audition today for the prestigious @NYDCompany We hope you have a fantastic day @Sadlers_Wells and Good Luck!! #NorthernTalent #youthdance #capacollege3 days ago 4
So happy to hear this Kaitlin - we're really very proud of you too! https://t.co/lUpT5y8T0T4 days ago 1
There's still time to apply to be part of our outstanding team! We are currently recruiting a Business Development Manager, a Student Administrator and Admissions Officer, and a Student Health, Safeguarding and Wellbeing Officer. Find full details at https://t.co/D92bCYWABs https://t.co/wQL2jQE5GM1 week ago 1
@iamfrankymusic Hello Fran! You have spotted the old logo there, as a brand new free school, CAPACollege has it's own new logo. See if you can spot that one out and about! Hope all is good with you, come and see us soon!1 week ago 0
School's out til September for our amazing students! We are so proud of the incredible progress and their many, many achievements this year. It's hard to imagine a harder working, more supportive, nicer group of young people. Wishing you all a relaxing, fun Summer holiday! https://t.co/j9vibSaUaZ2 weeks ago 7
We couldn't have done it without you Jordan, you've been amazing! Wishing you safe travels as on board Lighting Technician @RoyalCaribbean https://t.co/vdbEbWzHnz2 weeks ago 0
Thanks to our lovely Production and Drama students who have worked so hard on The Addams Family get out today.💪 Unity Hall is nearly back to normal. If you're missing the show already, here are some pictures of our other fabulous cast... https://t.co/CbA3ehRux62 weeks ago 7
RT @KMacleodL1: Got lyrics and lines in my head all day after seeing Addams family @CAPACOLLEGE three times. Loved every performance and th…2 weeks ago 2
RT @AlexBowen92: What a phenomenal run of The Addams Family @CAPACOLLEGE! Awesome students, awesome creatives, absolute dream team!! Congra…2 weeks ago 4

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.