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A journey of discovery

Drama helps every child to grow. It expands horizons through storytelling, increases confidence and courage through performance, and offers the satisfaction of creative expression. Your child will grow through each performance – whether that’s in front of classmates, in an assembly or on stage watched by parents. They’ll learn to speak and perform confidently in public - and to respond positively to feedback and direction. All skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. From the first role play sessions in Nursery, through to the Leavers’ Play in Year 8, we celebrate drama as an important contribution to our valued sense of community in the school.

Drama in Pre-Prep (Nursery to Year 2)

Every child in Pre-Prep joins in performances, from Nursery class onwards. From role play during story-time, to singing and dancing together, through to taking the stage in front of parents, they all experience the excitement and satisfaction that drama brings.

There’s no pressure – just a celebration of each child’s increasing confidence as they develop their skills in self-expression as part of a nurturing and supportive environment.

Drama in the Lower Prep (Years 3-5)

Your child will experience drama within the curriculum as they work on the Lower Prep Play during the Lent term. During the summer term, every child prepares for a LAMDA Speaking Verse and Prose exam at either Entry or Grade 1 level. Gaining one of these recognised qualifications will also give them credits that count towards their TALL programme portfolio.

Drama in the Upper Prep (Years 6 to 8)

As they move through the Upper Prep, each child learns more about the technical side of drama. They hone their script writing skills and begin to discover more about the wide range of theatrical genres.

In Year 8, each child will prepare for Trinity College, London’s Grade 3 qualification in Communication Skills, a formally recognised certification that’s open to every child. Their certificate and the examiner’s feedback will form another important element of their TALL programme.

Drama beyond the curriculum

Children have the opportunity to work one-to-one with our visiting specialist drama teacher, as well as taking part in productions across the school.

The annual musical production is a highlight of the school year – and the Year 8 Leavers’ Performance is also keenly anticipated.

Tonight was very much part of the reason we chose Terrington. I loved seeing everyone involved and the opportunity for the children to try something new and challenge their comfort zones in a kind and supportive environment.