Performing Arts Specialism

Commonweal gained Performing Arts Specialist Status in 2004 and this is now fully embedded within the school. Our mission is to raise awareness of social issues, increase empathy with others, promote personal development and facilitate learning to all. We advocate peer education, team building, ICT skills, improvements in the environment, social inclusion, cultural diversity, wider participation and empowering our communities.

Within the community Commonweal School has an excellent reputation and we work hard to retain this by looking after all those who belong to and work with the school and by maintaining our high expectations of what can be achieved, both in and beyond the classroom.


As a Performing Arts Academy we believe that all students should be given the opportunity to increase their self-esteem, to foster a positive self-image and, through creative experiences, to work actively and constructively with others.