The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) has submitted an application to the UK Department for Education to open a Secondary school specialising in the creative and performing arts.
LIPA launched a Primary school in 2014 and a Sixth Form College in 2016. If the new application is successful, the next stage is a panel interview with the Department of Education with a target opening date for the Secondary school of September 2021.
Mark Featherstone-Witty, the Founding Principal/CEO of The LIPA Learning group, said:
‘We are the only UK institution of our kind to open and run a Primary and a Sixth Form. Our High School will fill the age gap so youngsters could start with us at four and continue, if they wanted to and had the ability, until they are 24.
‘This hasn’t been done before. If we are allowed to, we will be as excited as the parents who already send their children to us.’
Header photo: Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Parents interested in the LIPA High School can find out more here