Our Prep Schools value the contribution of Performing Arts in the overall development of the child. Involvement in choirs and various music ensembles helps children gain confidence from a young age. Even our youngest pupils regularly speak in public, be that in front of their class or performing in the supportive atmosphere of a school assembly. Pupils in Years 3 – 6 undertake LAMDA lessons as part of the curriculum.
Extra tuition is available to pupils from Year 3 for a wide range of instruments with specialist peripatetic teachers in preparation for recognised qualifications.
Drama and Music are among the co-curricular activities that take place between Berkhamsted Boys and Berkhamsted Girls.
Every pupil in Senior School has the opportunity to perform in the annual House Music and House Drama which are fun and inclusive competitions held at the start of term. There are also many opportunities during the busy Performing Arts calendar presented each year to get involved, either on stage or supporting backstage.
In addition, during their time at Berkhamsted Sixth, students have the opportunity to participate in a performance at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Many of the school’s previous productions have received favourable reviews from professional critics who have awarded productions with both four and five stars.