About Us


A highly respected Theatre School.

Busybodies opened in 1984, establishing an excellent reputation with examining boards and All England Festivals.  Pupils gained outstanding results. In the early 1990s, the teaching faculty expanded.

Many past students are professional actors, dancers and practitioners and they frequently return to Busybodies for workshops. The school benefits from a wide range of professionals working as examiners, actors on television and stage and in various other disciplines in the arts that support the pupils.

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


Our wide range of experience in dance, drama and music allows us to guide our pupils in their chosen careers.  


The World is our Stage.

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Mrs Kate 

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Mrs Amber 

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Mrs Natalie

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Miss Jessica


Teachers qualifications:

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

Full first aid, health and safety training.

Public Speaking Tutor & Advisor.

Trinity College London, Diploma teaching status.

Progressing Ballet Technique qualified teacher.

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.