New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
01905 763933


Music, Drama & Sport

Encouraging our students to push themselves that little bit further helps them reach their full potential

Music is a hugely popular activity at NCW thanks to our many music rooms and music studio. Students can choose from a wide range of instruments and receive free, or significantly subsidised, individual tuition. There are also many other collaborative music making activities that take place throughout the year.


Drama is another popular activity. We produce one major show a year, ranging from West End musicals to challenging dramas such as Anouilh’s Antigone. Students sing, act and dance, as well as operate the lighting desk. So it is no surprise that our drama studio and performance space are in constant use.

Sport abounds both during and after the College day. It gives everyone a real sense of achievement - from becoming a paralympic champion to learning to swim their first width. We celebrate both triumphs equally.


As well as football, cricket, swimming and athletics we also offer specialised sports such as goalball and acoustic rifle shooting, with many of our students participating at a national and international level. Our facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, running track, grass football pitch, gym and multi-gym.

“For some of our students, this is the first time they have been able to take part in sport, and that can be both exciting and daunting for them. Overcoming their fears and learning how to use their body in a physical way is sometimes a revelation to them. Taking part in team games, working together and competing is such an important part of growing up and the confidence they gain is priceless.”
Jane Price, Head of PE