The Drama classroom is a lively and exciting place, where pupils are encouraged to be creative and work collaboratively with their peers. Drama in the Prep School is a highly engaging and practical subject that allows pupils to develop a wide range of skills that not only help them to be successful performers but also more confident and resilient learners.
Drama lessons in the Prep School enable pupils to build their confidence and develop creativity and collaboration. The Prep Drama syllabus offers our pupils the opportunity to challenge their technical, performance and evaluative skills and to work in pairs and larger groups on a diverse selection of projects and themes. Developing an extensive repertoire of theatre skills, including improvisation, devising and script-writing skills, most lessons result in an opportunity to put into practice the techniques learnt. Our classes are always focused on pupils learning independently, which not only helps them gain resilience but also prepares them for our Senior School.
The Drama Department offers a number of extracurricular productions for pupils to take part in and we also run a weekly Prep School Drama Club. Pupils in the Prep School also have the opportunity to participate in the annual House Drama competition and to attend professional theatre productions that support the curriculum.
For full details of the year-by-year Drama curriculum, please refer to the Curriculum Handbooks.
Head of Drama: Michael Glen
Prep School teachers of Drama: Natalie Ibbett and Sam Sugarman