StarStruck Performing Arts Academy (formerly known as StarStruck Theatre School) first opened it's doors in October 2003 by Principal Katie Cooper.   It was her aim to offer children the chance to explore dance and drama in an exciting and engaging environment, providing parents with the knowledge that their children were safe, secure and having lots of fun whilst learning.


Over the years StarStruck has evolved from teaching just a couple of drama and musical theatre evening classes to a comprehensive and varied theatrical timetable.  From Acro, Freestyle, Contemporary and Commercial to singing classes and private tuition.  Katie has continued to expand the school and ensure that SSPA has the best and most passionate faculty.  

StarStruck also works regularly with many local schools providing after school clubs and termly workshops.  


The school seeks to develop student’s theatrical skills with fun firmly at the heart of all classes and opportunities.  



We are honoured that the tremendously talented Andrew Chadwick is our school Patron.  Andrew has worked within the industry for many years and has been in countless performances on stage, TV and film.  Most recently Andrew played 'Tarzan' in the West End production and was the dance role of 'Lumiere' in the Disney live-action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast.'  A long standing teacher and lecturer for IDTA schools around the UK and the world, Andrew is a regular lecturer at the IDTA Freestyle Dance Scholarships.