Stagecoach Pontefract

Stagecoach Pontefract is a friendly, welcoming school where children feel free to express themselves. Teachers bring out the best in their students by making sessions fun, well-paced and varied. Students engage well and support each other by working collaboratively. Stagecoach Pontefract students have taken part in a range of fantastic opportunities over the last few years, taking part in professional productions and performing in great venues such as London’s West End and Disneyland Paris.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Simon Austin

Your child is in safe hands. All of our Team are Enhanced DBS checked.


Disney's Dance the Dream

Every 2 years we take a group of students to Dance the Dream at Disneyland Paris. Students have the privilege of singing as they officially open the park and dance down Main Street in the pre-parade performance.


Every term students get chance to perform in front of friends and family. Recent shows have included 'Footloose' and Disney Junior's 'Aladdin'.


We are proud to offer 1:1 LAMDA Acting and Musical Theatre exam tuition. We have excellent pass rates across all grades - in our last round of exams all students passed with Merits. Higher grade LAMDA exams are recognised within the UCAS Tariff.

Health Staff Discount

We are happy to offer 10% off fees to all NHS workers (upon proof of employment).

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.

(90 minutes each week)

Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

(3 hrs each week)

Holiday Workshops

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Simon Austin

Simon, and his wife Abby, have run 2 schools at Stagecoach Pontefract since January 2019. Simon and Abby’s daughter has been attending Stagecoach since 2014 and as parents they have enjoyed being a chaperone at Stagecoach and have even take part in a few productions themselves.

Simon has been coaching young people since 2007 and has extensive First Aid and Safeguarding expertise. Simon enjoys seeing the students grow in confidence as they develop their skills in singing, dancing and acting. He particularly enjoys seeing them perform in front of family and friends.

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