We encourage creativity and an experimental approach to practical work and much of the emphasis in lessons is on transferable skills. In addition at this level girls study the social and historical elements of drama and carry out independent research into specific theatrical genres. Homework is set every lesson and takes a variety of forms.
Most Y7-9 lessons are taught in the Senior School Hall but we also have a Drama Studio and each space is fully equipped with light, sound and ICT facilities. We also enjoy the use of an outdoor stage
Middle School Drama Festival
The academic year culminates in the Middle School Drama Festival in July. This is an inter-form competition where pupils work together to devise and produce their own plays and where the performances are formally judged and prizes, including the coveted Silver Tray, are awarded.
Musicals and plays are staged on a regular basis. Recent productions involving Key Stage 3 pupils include Edward Scissorhands and We Will Rock You. Years 7 & 8 performed a devised piece based on Disney with the Dance Department in the summer of 2013. The Y7 Drama Club allows girls freedom to explore their own interests and to gain more opportunities to perform.
Speech and Drama lessons are taught by two specialist staff and run in parallel to the existing timetable. These are extremely popular and LAMDA results are excellent.