Academy Principals, Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Closes: 26th October 2018

Location: North West

Type: Part time

Salary: Paid (£15k-20k pro rata)

Artform: combined artsdancefilmtheatre, Education



Have you ever dreamed of setting up your own drama training school, but hesitated because you felt the financial risks outweigh the creative rewards? PQA has the perfect solution.


PQA does not charge a franchise fee when opening new Academies, which means we can offer you the opportunity to own your own business with very little initial outlay. We want to attract the best people and we don’t want money to get in the way of working with them.


Operating on weekends outside school-time and work-day pressures, the Academies run for 44 weeks of the year with three-hour sessions for older children and 90-minute classes for four- and five-year-olds in the Poppets Academy. Students can expect training in three main areas including Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television.


PQA is looking to expand its hugely successful programme and is looking for prospective Principals all over the country to open new Academies. To be considered, new Principals will need previous professional experience in the performing arts industry or education sector, as well as energy, enthusiasm and the determination to succeed with their own business. In return, they will receive unrivalled support in establishing, marketing and running their own academy with advice on everything they need, when they need it, to help their business thrive.


Academy Principals receive a raft of benefits, from access to a large central resource library to substantial advice and training on setting up the various aspects of a new Academy, encompassing everything from IT to child protection to marketing. More importantly, upfront costs for would-be leaders are kept to a minimum with help in the form of interest-free loans available on request.

What we offer is unique in its range and support. Principals can concentrate on creating their own Academy and, with our unmatched level of support, making it a success.


For more information, visit or if you’d like to have a chat, call 0800 531 6282 and ask for Miles Chambers who is Head of Academy Business Development.