Leeds Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA)

Leeds Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA) was established with the creation of Trinity Academy Leeds (TAL) a high performing and heavily oversubscribed new school situated a stone’s throw away from our vibrant and exciting city.  From its very inception our new school adopted a very unique specialism, that of Voice. We are determined to provide an education that empowers our young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to seize opportunity wherever it arises. The Arts is at the heart of all that we do.  We are quickly establishing ourselves as the number one destination in Leeds for young people 11-16 who wish to access an outstanding arts curriculum, in addition to accessing the impressive academic curriculum that TAL is also renowned for.


This year we are delighted to launch something very exciting:

Our first ever performing arts pathway for young performers from across this city.

Applications for the academic year 2025/26 are now open!

Building on the success of our sister pathway, the famous CAPA Juniors, we are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for your child to pursue their love of the arts, with unrivalled support and guidance of industry standard quality.  Being accepted into LAPA affords the following opportunities and membership to:
  • Theatre at LAPA
  • Orchestra at LAPA
  • Scholarships to Opera North music academy
  • LACD and Phoenix Dance at LAPA
  • Choir at LAPA
  • Instrumental lessons (including voice and contemporary instruments)
  • The T team: technical aspects of stage craft
  • Regular performances and showcases
  • Visiting artists and industry partners
  • Support with additional examinations
  • Access to Casting Agents and auditions
  • A world class programme of trips and visits
  • LAPA hoodies and other merchandise
All the above is offered free of charge, although we may ask for a small contribution to the cost of larger trips. In addition, all students will study one lesson of Music, Dance and Drama every week unlike most other high schools that offer these subjects on rotation.
Joining LAPA is also joining a tight knit group of individuals who share a passion and have the opportunity to make lasting friendships and feel part of a supportive community.
As your child progresses into KS4 they will be supported to choose from a wide range of arts-based qualifications at GCSE/BTech and will be in a strong position to gain entry into a post-16 destination of their choice. If, by the time they reach KS4, they wish to pursue another passion or subject, we will of course support them with this too!
Ofsted Outstanding Provider
Trinity Scholars

Trinity Scholar students benefit from an additional investment of up to £6000

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