About Us

Excellence in the Arts

CAPA College provides 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 ensures 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.

Outstanding Arts training combined with academic excellence

CAPA College provides students with intensive full time practical training alongside the rigour of academic Arts study. This combination of professional training and academia ensures that students develop the skills, training, experience, knowledge, understanding and qualifications to progress to higher education. This training is an excellent platform for students to progress on to studying at vocational Arts conservatoires or universities or go straight into Arts based employment.

CAPA College’s professional approach and ethos continues to be maintained throughout all aspects of its provision. Alongside an outstanding curriculum and excellent teaching, students gain extensive experience performing throughout the UK and working alongside professional artists, companies and theatre venues.

CAPA College: An inspiring legacy. An exciting future

Since its formation in 2006, CAPA College 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.

We are delighted that CAPA College will open as a DFE-funded Free School within the Enhance Academy Trust. This will enable CAPA College’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. CAPA College will be moving to its own purpose-built premises, however will temporarily continue to be based in the excellent Performing Arts facilities at Cathedral Academy, Wakefield.