Drama was incorporated into the academic timetable in 2005 for all students in the Junior and Middle school and is offered as an optional evening activity for the Senior school; in particular for those boys considering applying for drama scholarships or wishing to take further drama assessments.
Boys in the 1st Form enjoy their own Nativity production whilst boys in the 2nd and 3rd Forms amalgamate in an annual production. The 4th Form present a sharing of both scripted and devised work in the Summer term and our 5th and 6th Form boys can audition for the Senior School production which is presented in the Autumn term.
The teaching is provided by professional drama teachers who deliver OFSTED inspected lesson plans that are both demanding and cross-curricular. Each 40-minute drama session aims to develop a range of theatrical skills including mime, movement, improvisation, voice, verse, text work, debate and public speaking. Classes are also designed to improve confidence, imagination, creativity, awareness of physicality and general social skills.
Boys can also choose to sit LAMDA examinations which are offered as part of our activities programme. The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art offer courses in primarily two areas- Communication and Performance. LAMDA is a UK statutory awarding body. Boys are able to sit graded examinations in 'Speaking Verse and Prose' and 'Acting', and are assessed by an external LAMDA examiner at Caldicott.
Above are a few snippets from the 3rd Form play,"Trojan War".
Boys took a trip to the land of Harry Potter
Pictures from the senior school play, "Madness of George III".
A scene from the Senior School production of A Midsummer Night's Dream