Practical art allows for adventure and for trying out individual creative ideas, combining learning with having fun. Pupils are given regular opportunities with a wide range of art-based activities, including drawing and painting, clay work, ceramics, collage and printing. The School enjoys considerable and consistent success in local and regional art competitions.
We aim to foster a love of music in all pupils, with practical and creative work at all levels to develop music literacy and understanding. At class level, we provide music and movement, group singing and music making. The Infant Choir, Junior Choir and Orchestra, African drumming, the Flute Choir, the Guitar and Recorder Ensembles, musical productions at Christmas and Easter, the Summer Concert and class assemblies, all provide further opportunities to develop musical interest and to perform in public. Visiting music teachers offer individual tuition in all the main instruments.
Music represents a very popular area of the curriculum and an impressively high number of pupils excitedly engage in the broad range of musical activities on offer.
Drama is taught by a specialist from Years 3-6. Younger pupils prepare assemblies for parents and are involved in a Christmas production, while older ones learn the skills of improvisation, mime, dance and public speaking. Our drama highlight is the annual Key Stage 2 production, a real team effort, which involves most pupils and many parents in some way, either in performing or back-stage support.