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Welcome to LEAP School of Performing Arts

LEAP opened in 2008 and is now an established Performing Arts School based in the village of Downley, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

Our exciting, dynamic and unique school is privately owned and delivers a vast range of week-day drama classes to suit children and young adults of all ages and abilities. We also offer fun packed musical theatre classes every Saturday, both coincide with the school academic calendar.


LEAP is designed around four main principals: LEARN, ENJOY, ACHIEVE, PERFORM. Our highly trained staff believe that children learn effectively in a place where they feel secure within a framework of achievement and support. Through good practice in theatre, our facilitators will work towards a joint partnership with our pupils where knowledge, talents and skills are shared by using performance as a motivation to learn.

LEAP endeavors to introduce its pupils to the creative forms needed in the Performing Arts, placing them at the centre and allowing them to build their own bridges of understanding. Through artistic awareness and self-expression, we aim to develop their creativity, imagination and increase social awareness, fluency of speech, self-knowledge, respect, discipline, confidence and above all - enjoyment!

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LEAP News & Dates


  • 12th | Eddie the Penguin Rehearsal, Yr 3 & 4, 3:30 to 5:30
  • 13th | Little Muncher Rehearsal, Yr 1, 2:15 to 4:15
  • 19th | Little Muncher Rehearsal and Eddie the Penguin Saves the World Performances, 5:00 & 7:00
  • 22nd | Anything Goes Theatre Trip
  • 23rd | Last class before ½ term


  • 5th | LAMDA exam group 1
  • 10th | Shakespeare Rocks Rehearsal, Yr 5, 6 & 7, 4:30 to 7:00
  • 15th | Shakespeare Rocks Rehearsal, Yr 5, 6 & 7, 4:30 to 5:30
  • 17th | Shakespeare Rocks Performance, 5:00 & 7:00
  • 20th | Downley Day Display, Musical Theatre Classes, Finish Rehearsal at 4:00
  • 26th | Arts Award Assessment
  • 27th | Musical Theatre Showcase, 12:00 & 3:00


  • 6th | Goodness Gracious Rehearsal, Yr 8 & 9, 5:30 to 7:45
  • 8th | LAMDA Exam Group 4
  • 10th | LAMDA Exam Group 2
  • 13th | Goodness Gracious Show, 6:30
  • 15th | LAMDA Exam Group 3
  • 18th | Break Up for Summer Holidays


  • 6th | Oklahoma Theatre Trip


  • 1st | Juvie Rehearsal, Yr 10+, 10:00 to 4:00
  • 5th | Juvie Rehearsal, Yr 10+, 10:00 to 1:00
  • 8th | Juvie Performance, 7:00
  • 12th | Start of Autumn Term
  • 13th | LAMDA Exam Group 5

If you have mislaid either your covering letter(s), permission form(s) or audition pack(s) please sign in to the pupils area and download them from the 2018 Show Info menu.

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25th & 26th July 2018
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