Stagecoach Yardley Wood

Stagecoach Yardley Wood is proud to join UK's largest network of performing arts schools, offering the highest standards in drama, singing and dance classes for 4-18 year olds.

Key to our aims is to offer a fun, inspiring and safe environment, where our students grow in confidence as well as in expertise. Our wonderful teachers offer knowledge, energy and attention to bring out the best in all our students.
We offer a huge variety of performance opportunities and experiences such as musicals, devised shows, film projects and much more!

Stagecoach Yardley Wood is dedicated to delivering a memorable experience that will benefit your child in everything they do.

Principal Carly Sterne : BA Hons, PGCE/QTS

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


2 Week Trial!

Book a 2 week trial with us. It's just £25 for Early Stages - 4-6 yrs, 90mins, and £50 for Main Stages - 7-18 yrs (Sibling discount of 50% for Main Stages - 7-18 yrs). After your 2 week trial, should you wish to enrol for the full term, the fees paid will be deducted from the full term's fee. Come along and share in the excitement!

We now accept Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare! Contact Carly for more information.

Gift a 2-week trial!

Stuck for an amazing Birthday gift for your child, grandchild, niece, nephew...? Give the Gift of Confidence - a 2-week trial offers the child in your life a unique experience focused on increasing skills and confidence. At Stagecoach Yardley Wood we are skilled in engaging and supporting children with a range of needs and abilities.

We are now Ofsted registered! This offers our families further reassurance of our commitment to Safeguarding. It also means we can accept Childcare Vouchers/Tax-free Childcare for fee, uniform, workshop and event payments.

Parent Testimonial

We are delighted by feedback we've been getting from parents of Early and Main Stage students about how their experience with us is making a positive impact on their lives: 'I've seen my daughter transform from shy and unsure... to enthusiastic, energetic and engaged since joining Stagecoach. She's really found her passion. It's a joy to watch!'

Easter Workshops 2019!

What a fantastic 4 days! In Early Stage's Holly and Leyla invited the children to jump on-board the SC boat, taking the children to explore the world. Whilst Main Stage's enjoyed an amazing 'Mamma Mia' workshop working with two west End performers. Well done to all of the children, who co-operated so well with teachers and peers. Great Shows too!

Beauty and the Beast

What an epic experience it was in our Summer term 2018 - the cast worked so hard, both Early and Main Stages. Audiences enjoyed a Saturday 30th June show ahead of the big World Record attempt at 6pm on Sunday 1st July. We were one of the 73 schools who achieved the World Record - such a fine achievement in our 1st year.

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Stagecoach Early Stages
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)

Stagecoach Main Stages
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

Meet The Team

Principal - Carly Sterne : BA Hons, PGCE/QTS

 Carly studied a BA Hons degree in Drama, Theatre Studies and English Literature at Manchester University, graduating in 1996 with a 2:1 and a distinction for her performance of Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’. In 2002, she qualified in her PGCE at Warwick University.
Currently, Carly is a Head of Drama, with sixteen years of Drama and Theatre teaching experience in Secondary schools in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull. She has taught thousands of 11-18 year olds over the years and worked diligently to facilitate their success in GCSE, A Level, BTEC Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts. She is also a qualified and experienced English and Media teacher. Her ethos in all Drama departments she has run, is to encourage and increase every child’s confidence by instilling the 3Cs: concentration, co-operation and communication – core skills to ensure success in Higher Education and in any workplace, though crucial for a career in the Performing Arts Industry.

Carly believes in a fully inclusive learning environment, where children and teenagers feel secure to explore their own ideas and develop their ability to reflect as part of their creative journey. ‘Serious fun’ is how she approaches Drama in the classroom – something she intends to fully realise at Stagecoach Yardley Wood.

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