For those pupils wishing to go beyond the curriculum we offer Speech and Drama lessons as an optional extra.

It is a subject which can benefit children of all abilities, developing self-confidence, self-discipline and creativity. It can extend the most able, as well as offering less academic children an opportunity to excel.

Excellent communication is a hallmark of pupils’ accomplishments throughout the school

ISI June 2019

How we look, sound and act in front of others determines how we are perceived in both our personal and professional lives. Speech and Drama teaches children how to project their voice, portray various characters and perform in front of audiences. They gain presentation skills, learn the importance of movement and body language and become better communicators. Lesson activities, exercises and reading literature instil confidence, understanding and clarity of speech.  

The Wizard of Oz - 2017


As well as being great fun, Speech and Drama gives a framework of skills accredited by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) that will help children perform and succeed during interviews, meetings, social and professional occasions throughout their lives.

Speech and Drama supports the English school curriculum and children learn to talk confidently about their chosen pieces. Children have the opportunity to create and develop their own ideas through discussion, mime, role play, directing and word games and can work towards LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) Examinations.

Speech and Drama lessons take place once a week.  During the lessons, the children work on developing their creativity, gaining confidence as a performer and developing communication skills. In the first term, they focus on improvisation; building scenes and presenting them to an audience. The Spring term focuses on presentation skills, with children learning the skills needed to present prose and poetry to an audience. Speech and voice work is introduced.  In the Summer term, the children concentrate on working with a script to prepare for a LAMDA examination.

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