Drama productions are often combined with the work of the Music Department and there is a full programme of productions each year, which may include a musical, a whole-school or junior play and inter-house drama competitions, all of which are enthusiastically supported. Off-stage there are many opportunities to get involved with costumes, lighting and scenery, and there are regular visits to professional productions locally and in the West End.
Speech and Drama lessons are also provided during lunchtime breaks, after school and other free periods, during which pupils are prepared for LAMDA, Trinity Guildhall and English Speaking Board examinations, as well as informal performance events. Senior pupils may also gain grades that count towards UCAS points.
Junior pupils are taught predominantly in duos or trios, while senior pupils may elect for one-to-one sessions. Fees are relative to the number of participants and are payable in advance directly to the Visiting Speech and Drama Teacher.
Many pupils take part in dance sessions, working towards school and public performances and choreography in whole-school musical productions. Genres studied include ballet, pop, classical, modern, traditional Spanish and Scottish country dancing.