At CAPA College we believe in the power of the Arts to transform lives.

At CAPA College we believe in the importance of high quality Arts education and training to develop the skills, knowledge and aptitude for successful employability.

At CAPA College we believe that all young people with a talent and passion for the Arts should be able to access high quality arts opportunities, education and training regardless of circumstance.

At CAPA College we believe in supporting and nurturing wonderful people and positive relationships.





CAPA College’s ethos is based on the principle of being ‘ACE.’ Ensuring Accessibility and Collaboration are at the heart of all we do with Excellence being our aim.





Providing talented, creative young people with access to high quality arts education and training;

Providing our students with access to the professional arts sector;

Equipping our students with skills and knowledge to access the best conservatoires, Higher Education courses and successful careers in the Arts and Creative sector.





Creating real, working, collaborative partnerships with a wealth of the UK’s leading arts professionals and Higher Education institutions;

Collaborating as a ‘CAPA College team’ – embracing the wide range of skills and expertise of our CAPA College staff and students;

Collaborating with schools and the community to enhance the arts offer for younger people in the local area.





Striving for excellence in all that students and staff do and achieve, including teaching and learning, opportunities, behaviour, outcomes, achievement, student progression routes, pastoral care, support and guidance;

Ensuring the highest expectations,  aspirations and standards for all students and staff, resulting in outcome excellence –  results, student progression and satisfaction.