At Mulberry, we believe that having the opportunity to experience and participate in the arts helps to build young people who become confident, creative, curious and capable citizens, playing an active and positive role in our society.
The arts has the power to broaden horizons and transform lives. We believe every student has a fundamental right to access these opportunities. Every student is encouraged to engage with the arts throughout their time at Mulberry and after they leave.
All students study a creative subject until at least Key Stage 4, and every Mulberry student takes part in a special project at the end of Year 8 which involves art, dance, music and drama performance. In addition to opportunities within the curriculum, there is a rich offer of extra-curricular clubs including a choir, an orchestra, and a range of dance, art and drama clubs.
As well as being embedded within school life, we celebrate and elevate the arts by participating in high profile projects such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the English National Opera’s OperaSquad programme and staging a Community Opera.
Mulberry has developed close relationships with a wide number of internationally renowned artists such as David Lan, Fin Kennedy and Phyllida Lloyd, and is fortunate to count prestigious arts organisations as its partners, including the National Theatre, the British Film Institute, Southbank Centre, Donmar Warehouse and English National Opera.
Collaborations with artists such as these allows us to ensure that the arts opportunities offered to Mulberry students are both of the highest quality and reflect the realities of the creative industries at large.
The Arts at Mulberry School for Girls are supported by a dedicated Arts Specialism Team, based in the purpose built Mulberry Theatre within the Mulberry and Bigland Green Centre.
In 6th form students are expected to be independent learners and to use their private study time effectively. They will be given lots of guidance with this including support with creating revision schedules, effective note taking, essay writing and academic literacy support.
Students taking 3 A Levels should complete 6 hours of independent work per subject per week. This will include set homework and wider reading. A lot of this work will be completed using their private study time in school but they should also expect to complete at least 2 hours of study at home each evening.
Students studying for level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care will have ongoing coursework that they should be completing as well as revision for their exam modules.
Mulberry School for Girls will be holding a series of Year 6 Open Mornings for prospective students and parents.
The details are as follows:
23rd September 2019 starts at 9.30am followed by a tour of the school. End time 10.30am 24th September 2019 starts at 9.30am followed by a tour of the school. End time 10.30am 25th September 2019 starts at 9.30am followed by a tour of the school. End time 10.30am
26th September 2019 starts at 4.00pm followed by a tour of the school. End time 5.00pm 26th September 2019 starts at 4.45pm followed by a tour of the school. End time 6.00pm