Academy: Sunderland

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Session Details:

Main Academy
Age 6 - 18
  Saturday - 09:45 to 13:00
Limited availability
Age 4 & 5
  Saturday - 09:45 to 11:30
Limited availability

How To Find Us:

Whitburn Church of England Academy
Rackly Way
Whitburn, Sunderland

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Primary Student £92.00  per month
Sibling Student £69.00  per month
Poppets Student  £46.00  per month

Contact Us:

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07853 162 480

PQA Sunderland

PQA Sunderland is a dedicated performing arts Academy at the Whitburn Church of England Academy, with classes for children and young adults in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre (singing & dancing) and Film & Television.

Principal note:

Our ethos is to be an outstanding provider of performing arts education, providing a supportive environment for children and young people to enjoy achievement and self-development through participation in performing arts. I am excited to welcome your child to my academy so they can obtain the best training and become part of the Pauline Quirke Academy Sunderland family.

Whilst working in the industry I have been lucky enough to work overseas as a performer and as an actor on television within Byker Grove and Wire in the Blood. I look forward to sharing these skills I learnt whilst working professionally with your child at our academy.

I trained with an MA in Performing Arts at Performers College, Essex and obtained a BA in Drama & Theatre Arts from John Moore’s University, Liverpool.

I recognise the emotional benefits participation within performing arts education brings. Pauline Quirke Academy Sunderland provides opportunities which will develop your child or young people’s individuality, self-confidence, self-esteem, resilience, mindset, and ambition. Additionally, we develop invaluable life skills including leadership, collaboration, teamwork, flexibility, communication, and problem solving. All of these provide fantastic foundations for continued learning and self-growth.

I love working within the performing arts, it gives a great balance of development, learning, feeling free whilst having fun!

We will support your child in the acquisition of the skills of performing arts whilst also celebrating and fostering your child’s own unique personality and individual qualities.

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Academy Details

Main Academy: :Saturday   09:45 to 13:00
Poppets: :Saturday   09:45 to 11:30

How To Find Us:

Whitburn Church of England Academy, Rackly Way, Whitburn, Sunderland SR6 7EF

Contact Us:

[email protected]
07853 162 480


Primary Student £92.00 per calendar month
Sibling Student £69.00 per calendar month
Poppets Student £46.00 per calendar month

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Our Modules

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre classes combine singing, dance and acting. We teach our students a range of…


Film & Television

PQA is the largest provider of Film and Television education in the UK for under…


Comedy & Drama

Our Comedy & Drama lessons provide our students with the knowledge of theatrical forms and…


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