Our philosophical approach to Performing Arts is student-led and student-centred. We frame everything we do around the interests of our students, whether they decide to pursue a career in the performing arts, like many of our alumni including Jonas and Jenna Coleman, or enjoy participating for their own enjoyment.
We offer a rich diversity of opportunities, including our Concert Band and Swing Band, as well as our Percussion, Brass and String Ensembles, in addition to our Choir and Chamber Choir. Students also create their own bands, such as 8:Fifteen, named after the time the students meet to practise.
Those interested in Drama can hone their skills in weekly class lessons and in one-to-one or small-group lessons following the LAMDA syllabus in verse and prose, acting or public speaking. We have a thriving 'Guardians of Drama' society and perform renowned professional-standard annual shows at Lowther Pavilion in addition to our large-scale school concerts.
With so much going on, students can be involved in performances both in and out of school on a weekly basis and learn transferable skills that are essential for the 21st century.