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Poppets at PQA, Scarborough


Hello and welcome to PQA Scarborough! 

We opened our doors for the very first time on Sunday 5th October 2014 within the fantastic facilities at Graham Lower School in Scarborough.

The school's drama studio, sprung floor dance studio, large classrooms and multiple performance and filming spaces play host to our very popular main academy (6-18 year olds), and our fantastic Poppets academy (4-5 year olds).
As Principal of the Academy, I am extremely passionate about providing high quality, professional and up-to-date performing arts tuition, as well as offering the opportunity for young people to build confidence, learn life skills and make new friends. At PQA Scarborough, we ensure all of this takes place in a fun, safe and happy environment.


James Aconley - Principal

Our superb team of teaching staff, who are all experts in their field, provide classes in Musical Theatre, Comedy & Drama and Film & Television for 6-18 year olds, and our Poppets Academy teachers are dedicated to providing multi-disciplinary lessons for 4-5 year olds. Every member of staff at PQA Scarborough is hugely dedicated to inspiring, engaging and motivating the young people who come to the Academy, whether they want to gain confidence and make new friends, or whether they wish to go further into a career in the performing arts.

2016 Term Dates (England)

Open: 9th January - 20th March
Spring Break: 26th March - 3rd April

Open: 9th April - 24th July
Summer Break: 30th July - 27th August

Open: 3rd September - 18th December
Christmas Break: 24th December - 31st December



Scarborough Sixth Form College, Sandybed Lane, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 5LF

12.67 miles  
Naughty but nice Puddings!

Naughty but nice Puddings!

Check out our delicious puddings, my favourite is the limoncello trifle, not suitable for the kids, but there are some other scrummy recipes that the whole family can enjoy! Take a look in our pudding section for recipes to make summer BBQ's and eating alfresco all the more tasty! My girls LOVE the chocolate pizza - making it, but mostly eating it!

Raring2go! KidsZone

Raring2go! KidsZone

Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!