The Arts

"Pupils grow in appreciation of the arts through the excellent opportunities provided in the curriculum, which enable active participation."
ISI INSPECTION REPORT 2015

Whether a performer, back-stage assistant, or a member of the audience, all pupils have the opportunity to be part of the many school music and drama productions that take place throughout the year.

Taylor Hall, the school’s new multi-use theatre, provides the perfect venue for performances. Beyond the entrance foyer, the theatre seats an audience of up to 500 people within the main hall and balcony. Specialist stage lighting and sound equipment helps to create a professional production. The stage dominates one wall, but the building is constructed so that performances can also take place in the round. The elegant building also contains classroom space.

The traditional school Chapel is also used for more formal musical occasions, and the airy atrium of Kirby House provides an alternative venue for junior productions.