25 February 2021

We're extremely pleased to share that Guiseley School has been declared a GOLD Shakespeare School for our commitment to creativity over the years. Each year we take part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, the world's largest youth drama festival, and it is a real achievement to receive this accolade. Being a Shakespeare School means that:

  • We have displayed a commitment to providing inspiring opportunities to our students, year on year
  • We have helped to keep creativity high on the school agenda and supported students in building crucial transferable skills for the future
  • We have embedded personal development into the student experience through creative arts engagement
  • We have encouraged community engagement, showcased the talents of the young people in our care, supported theatre and engaged new audiences

Our performance in the Shakespeare School Festival was unfortunately put on hold in 2020 because of concerns around the pandemic, but our Year 10 students had been working towards what would have been a fantastic performance of Othello. We look forward to taking part in the workshops and performing more works of Shakespeare for the public in the years to come.