Platform Performing Arts for classes in Drama, Dance and Singing

At Platform we aim to educate and develop our members to a high degree of excellence in the Arts by enabling them to embrace all aspects of their tuition in a focused and engaging learning environment.

All Platform teachers are highly skilled and currently working in local schools.  Platform teachers are either Advanced Skills Teachers, Lead Teachers for Learning or Performing Arts Coordinators with up to date practice. They also deliver comprehensive training to other teachers and/or professionals working in their specialist area.  Platform teachers have years of experience in their field of expertise and deliver exciting, creative and personalised lessons which differ from week to week.

Platform Performing Arts has been established for 20 years and is a part-time school for students from Pre-School (3 to 5 years)and Upper School (6 to 16 years).  Our students enjoy creative, engaging and high quality teaching in Dance, Drama and Singing.

Why attend Platform Performing Arts?

Platform’s founder and Creative Director, David Hilton, is an Academy Improvement Leader, Director of Teacher Development and Evidence Leader in Education for the Research Schools Network with over 25 years teaching experience in acting and performing arts.

David personally selects experienced and outstanding teachers.

All teachers are DBS checked and Safeguarding trained.

Annual varied performance opportunities in the form of top musicals and dance shows at the Hull New Theatre and Yorkshire Schools Dance.

The opportunity to take London College of Music Exams in Musical Theatre.

Quality teaching which delivers up-to-date metacognitive & cooperative learning approaches. This promotes pacey, engaging, interactive and motivated learning with the use of varied structures and techniques to optimise learning outcomes.

We pride ourselves on being personalised and inclusive in order to ensure all students feel they belong, have equal opportunity and can progress with good pace in their skills, knowledge and understanding.

We are not a franchise. We are a local school and have been delivering personalised teaching and classes for over 20 years.


Some thank you messages from our summer show – THANK YOU EVERYONE ❤️

Thought it was your best show ever! Hope you are feeling super proud too! Not just of the show but of how much platform and you mean to the kids. The tears on stage were a testimony to the amazing journey YOU create for kids and family’s. Thank you seems too small a word for the confidence and amazing experiences you create for all the kids. Hope you have a fantastic chilled out summer holidays planned!
Suzanne Xxx

Little Mermaid Feedback

Thank you so much! Whether pass or fail Abigail walked out of the test room today an inch taller!

Up until a year ago when Abigail joined Platform, she had never really sang or danced at all and despite all of the preparation, didn’t really understand what to expect from these tests – thanks to all involved who helped to make today (and last weeks dance festival) happen.

Mrs Percy, Cottingham

My 2 daughters have attended Platform for 5 and 7 years now. They started as very shy, under confident and reluctant performers however, they still absolutely loved attending which I attribute to the excellent standard of care & support of the teaching which has always been highly professional but fun, friendly, nurturing & encouraging.

Mrs Jenkins, Walkington

Wow!!! Platform has been the most amazing experience for my kids! All the teachers are outstanding and unique people who thoroughly enjoy what they do, and this brings out the best in all kids.

Miss Nicholls, Willerby

My daughter has grown in confidence in all areas which has helped her in social surroundings as well as educational situations. She loves the shows and they get better and better every year.

Mrs MacKinnon, Beverley