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The inspiration and power of the arts play a vital role in enabling our children and young people to enhance their creative talent and develop their artistic skills.

By engaging in experiences within the expressive arts, young people will recognise and represent ideas and concepts interpreted from the world around them. They can also safely express feelings and emotions, both their own and those of others.

The expressive arts play a central role in shaping our sense of our personal, social and cultural identity. Learning in the expressive arts also plays an important role in supporting young people to recognise and value the variety and vitality of culture locally, nationally and globally.

Learning in, through and about the expressive arts enables children and young people to:

  • be creative and express themselves in different ways
  • experience enjoyment and contribute to other people’s enjoyment through creative and expressive performance and presentation
  • develop important skills, both those specific to the expressive arts and those which are very transferable
  • develop an appreciation of aesthetic and cultural values, identities and ideas and, for some, prepare for advanced learning and future careers by building foundations for excellence in the expressive arts.


Extra-Curricular Opportunities


Fashion Club                                       1.10pm                                 Art 1

Photography Club                            1.10pm                                 Art 3

Senior Drama Rehearsals              1.10pm                                 Drama Studio & Study Support


Windband                                           1.20pm                                 Drama Studio

Guitar Ensemble                              1.10pm                                 Music 1

Keyboard Group                               1.10pm                                 Music 2

Senior Art & Design                         3.30pm – 4.15                    Art 1

Study Support

Senior Drama Rehearsals              3.30pm-4.30pm                 Drama Studio & Study Support


Choir                                                     1.10pm                                 Music 2

Fiddle group                                     1.10pm                                 Music 1

Show Choir                                         3.30pm – 4.30pm             Music 1


S2-3 Theatre Club                             3.30-4.30pm                       Drama Studio

Samba Band                                                     1.10pm                                 Music 2

Art Culture Club                                1.10pm                                 Art 2


The Expressive Arts faculty comprises the departments of Art and Design, Music and Drama. We aim to help every child achieve their potential while learning how to:

  • Be creative and express themselves with confidence
  • Experience enjoyment through performance and presentation
  • Develop important skills, but those specific to the expressive arts and those which are transferable, such as technological abilities, problem solving, group work, imagination and communication
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation of aesthetics and culture in the world around them.

We strongly believe in the importance of offering pupils a range of exciting experiences which foster independent thinking and teach valuable life skills, which help to equip them for life and work beyond school.


Art & Design, Fashion & Photography –

Curriculum Leader: Mrs Sharon.Black

Art & Design Teacher – Mrs Boyd
Art & Design Teacher – Ms Howie

Art & Design Teacher – Miss Ansell

Music, Drama & Creative Industries –

Curriculum Leader: Miss Suzie Lundy
Drama Teacher – Miss Bain

Music Teacher – Mrs Lane

Music Teacher – Ms Holland


Miss Nelson Ms Melrose Mr Ferries Mr Bonnar
Viola/Violin Double Bass Guitar Percussion/Samba
Ms Senior Ms MacLeod Mr Ross Mr Rennard
Piano/Keyboard Voice Brass  Woodwind
Ms Jablonska Ms Millar
Cello   Pipe Band


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Most pupils in S1 and S2 will be progressing through the bench marks of level 3, moving on to encounter level 4 benchmarks in S3. However, all pupils do progress at different rates. The final level achieved at the end of the BGE (S3) will help inform the pathway into National qualifications, at National 3, 4 or 5 level.  Please click on the link below which will highlight all the content and skills that need to be covered before a level can be achieved. You will find the benchmarks for Art, Drama and Music listed here. This helps to explain why it can take quite a considerable amount of time before a level is achieved.