Performing Arts

‘Pupils’ achievements in art, drama, music and sport are exceptional’ – ISI Inspection Report 2017

From the Nativity plays in Reception, drama starts at a young age – Christmas sees several productions in Pre-Prep, and parents are regularly amazed at the standard of performance. The academic year climaxes with the Form VI production; an all-singing, all-dancing production to rival the best of the West End.

We take an inclusive approach to drama, with pupils having the opportunity to take part in plays or musicals throughout the year. All are encouraged to have speaking roles, and pupils are often inspired to develop an interest in both lighting and staging of performances, and to contribute to the writing of some scripts. We are lucky to have a fully equipped theatre within school, as well as excellent staff who, like the pupils, revel in the limelight. The French Theatre Nativity productions are always a calendar highlight!

Public speaking is celebrated, not feared, at Brooke Priory. All pupils learn to become competent communicators, whether they have an audience of 200 or an audience of one. Through services, assemblies and performances, the pupils practise the fundamentals of oral communication: clarity, coherence and confidence.

Brooke Priory also provides lunchtime and after school LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) tuition for children who request it. All sessions are taught by a fully qualified LAMDA professional. Children who attend weekly LAMDA lessons are offered the opportunity to enter LAMDA exams. These are nationally recognised qualifications and are accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in England.