A well established association between St Thomas Garnet School and Big Little Theatre School has brought about a unique development.
The “Garnet Academy” is a performing arts facility which has been created on the STG campus, in Parkwood road, Boscombe. Big Little Theatre School, has provided the speech and drama facility at STG for many years and has taken up residence at refurbished premises on the school campus.  Principals of St Thomas Garnet and Big Little believe this to be an exceptional development where both schools can continue to develop and flourish. STG’s recent OFSTED inspection identified the excellence of this happy and traditional independent primary school, in particular the drama and music departments, pastoral care and personal development.

As directors of the new Garnet Academy, Big Little will provide enhanced speech & drama and a new “Performance in Education” programme for St Thomas Garnet school which educates children from 3 to 11 years.  Through Big Little’s normal schedule of classes an after school programme is also available for extended study in acting, singing and dance for those with a keen interest. This will make St Thomas Garnet school the first of its kind, in Bournemouth, offering specialist performing arts, at primary level. In addition to running the Garnet Academy, Big Little operates as an independent Theatre School, renowned for its professional development in performance for students aged 3 – 19 yrs. Classes in Musical Theatre, Dance, Singing  and Acting are offered at all levels.

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