Drama is a central part of Prep School life with all pupils studying drama as part of the timetable. In class, drama is used to develop their understanding of the curriculum as well as explore various genres such as commedia dell’arte, mime, Shakespeare, Greek Theatre and Forum Theatre.
Four major productions are held each year offering all pupils the opportunity to experience performing. These are compulsory for Years 3 to 6 and optional for Years 7 and 8. While the majority of pupils chose to perform, we are keen to develop pupils skills in all areas of theatre supporting individuals interests as much as possible. As such, pupils have the opportunity to be involved as performers, learn stage management skills, develop their understanding of technical theatre, and help with hair and makeup design.
After school drama clubs are also held for all year groups, as well as workshops by industry professionals which are designed to further develop pupils skills and their knowledge and understanding of the industry. In year 8 we hold our scholars group for those wishing to take a scholarship onto Senior School. This culminates in a large scale production in the main theatre. Previous shows include Lord of the Flies and Goodnight Mr Tom.
We have an outstanding London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) department who offer additional music and drama lessons for an additional charge.
Children take LAMDA lessons individually or in groups of two or three. They take place during the normal school day.
Pupils have the opportunity to take LAMDA examinations and our pupils' results are amongst the best in the country.