Students live in a friendly and caring community which is committed to their safety and welfare. Students receive outstanding Health & Well-being support specifically designed for dancers.
We are proud to be a world class centre of excellence for the training and education of classical ballet dancers where graduating students are prepared to secure contracts with national and international ballet companies. Teachers come from successful professional dance backgrounds and teach with passion and commitment.
A student-focussed learning experience maximises each studentís potential in learning, living and dancing skills. The positive learning environment and high expectations prepare our graduates for life in the very best national and international ballet companies.
Elmhurst in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet is a world renowned centre of excellence for the training and education of ballet dancers. Students are equipped with the skills, resilience and creativity to succeed and make a difference in the professional dance world and beyond.

Lower School


Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 covers the first three years (Years 7-9) students spend at the school. All students study English, Modern Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, PSHE, Religious Education, Art, Drama and Music.

Curriculum Overviews

Art Curriculum Overview KS3
Drama Curriculum Overview KS3
English Year 7 Curriculum Overview
English Year 8 Curriculum Overview
English Year 9 Curriculum Overview
Geography Curriculum Overview KS3
History Year 7 Curriculum Overview
History Year 8 Curriculum Overview
History Year 9 Curriculum Overview
Maths Year 7 Curriculum Overview
Maths Year 8 Curriculum Overview
Maths Year 9 Curriculum Overview
MFL Curriculum Overview KS3
Music Year 7 Curriculum Overview
Music Year 8 Curriculum Overview
Music Year 9 Curriculum Overview
Religious Education Year 7 Curriculum Overview
Religious Education Year 8 Curriculum Overview
Religious Education Year 9 Curriculum Overview
Science Curriculum Overview KS3

Benchmark Statements 

The following statements have been produced by subject leaders and set out the skills that will be taught, and hopefully learnt, over the course of each of the three years of study in Key Stage 3. It is against these statements of skills that students are judged in their interim and full reports. You may find, for example, a sentence on a report that reads "(Name) is meeting the expected standard in Year 7 English." This means the student has met the teacher's expectations in that subject area at that point in their academic studies. These statements will also be reproduced on the student's full report so that parents will be able to see easily what the comments on that report relate to. 

Year 7 Benchmark Statement
Year 8 Benchmark Statement
Year 9 Benchmark Statement



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