We are a selective school with specialisms in Performing and Visual Arts as well as Maths and Computing. This is an exciting and rewarding combination. It enables us to use the power of creativity and performance to support our students in their emotional development and creative potential and to support those who mentor and teach students in the use of inspiring and highly effective techniques.

These specialisms drive improved outcomes for our students by providing them with access to the latest learning technology and practice, a rich programme of activities and a culture of creativity.

Performing and Visual Arts


Townley Grammar School has been awarded the prestigious ArtsMark Gold status by the Arts Council England in recognition of their excellence in the Arts. This is a reflection of the high quality teaching and wide range of extra-curricular activities as well as community engagement with the Arts at the school. The Visual and Performing Arts facilities are exceptional and provide an inspirational environment for students to explore their creativity and take risks as learners.

Through the Arts there are opportunities to perform in Dance, Drama and Music or express themselves through Visual Media. The Music Technology Suite and the Recording Studio provide access to the latest technology while a modern professional theatre, photography facilities and dance studio give students the opportunity to explore and develop their creative potential.


Maths and Computing

Mathematics uses a thematic approach with the opportunity for students to use their creativity to experience how mathematics is used in various professions such as health, journalism and the police force. We are a Lead School in the Network of Excellence for Computer Science; offering support to primary teachers through our Digital School House, and to computing colleagues through our Computing at School Hub activities. We offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities for both Computing and Mathematics through our STEM (Science Technology, Engineering & Maths) program.


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