We offer students access to some of the world’s best known performing arts examining boards. For a supplementary cost, students who are interested in gaining qualifications related to the performing arts will be supported and encouraged.
We work closely with the following renowned arts, music and drama schools:


The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art is one of the UK’s oldest drama schools. LAMDA- accredited exams are highly prestigious and can count towards the UCAS points system when applying to universities and colleges.


The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art is a world-renowned centre of excellence and one of the UK’s most famous drama schools offering further education courses and qualifications in acting, performance and technical theatre.

Trinity College London

Trinity College London (formerly the Guildhall School of Music and Drama) is the international exam board for the performing arts. It has been offering accreditation in the performing arts since 1877.


Rock School Ltd is a globally recognised, specialist awarding body for the performing arts. Students can study for and gain qualifications in musical instruments and theory, musical theatre, music and performance teaching, as well as vocational qualifications.


ABRSM is the world’s leading provider of music exams, delivering more than 600,000 assessments in 90 countries every year. In partnership with four Royal Schools of Music, ABRSM exists to inspire musical achievement, and supports the music education sector from grassroots to conservatoire level through its programme of donations, scholarships and sponsorship. Singing for Musical Theatre exams are available via two routes – face-to-face Practical Grades and digital Performance Grades.

New Era Academy

Established in 1941, NEA offers a diverse and accessible syllabus focused on the performing arts. Our students can pursue accreditation through their nationally recognised examinations.

Arts Award

Stagecoach is proud to be an Arts Award supporter!

Our classes contribute towards Arts Awards at Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold. 

Generally your child will be completing their Arts Award with their school, Scout/Guide or other youth group, but all of their Stagecoach experience will contribute towards the "Take Part in the Arts" element of Arts Award through our singing, dancing and drama classes. 

The above opportunities are available at selected schools across the UK. Please speak to your local Principal for more information.