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About Us

Busybodies opened in 1984, establishing an excellent reputation with examining boards and Festivals with pupils gaining outstanding results. In the 1990s, the teaching faculty expanded, we are proud of our highly qualified staff that are industry experts, examiners and professional performers.

Many past students are professional actors, dancers and practitioners and enjoy returning to Busybodies for workshops. The school benefits from an extended visiting faculty of professionals working as examiners, actors on television and stage and in various other disciplines in the arts, enhancing the pupils skills.

Teaching staff have performance experience, outstanding teaching qualifications with internationally recognised exam boards and develop students through structured classes.  Examinations are offered annually in RAD ballet, IDTA tap, modern and jazz and Trinity College London drama, with Busybodies being the only fully registered school in Dereham offering this service.

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Mrs Kate Parsons

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Director Mrs Armstrong 

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Mrs Amber Glen-McQuillan

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Miss Jessica Randall

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Miss Alicia Randall

Teachers' qualifications:

Trinity College London LTCL Teaching / Performing

ALAM,  LLAM (Dip Hon's).

ARAD (Dip Hon's) fully registered & qualified teacher status.

AIDTA fully registered & qualified teacher status.


BA(Hons) First class 

UK & International Examiner

MA Educator in Technology Enhanced Learning

Adjudicator and Business Forum Advisor

Public Speaking Tutor & Advisor

Progressing Ballet Technique

Silver Swans Royal Academy of Dance

Busybodies' vision is for every child wishing to study performing arts to be given equal access to its high standards of professional training, allowing young people to follow their dreams. Busybodies aims to develop its students' personal confidence, communication abilities and life skills.

The school fully supports community links and endeavours to maintain its high ethical standards.

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