Performing Arts

Confidently performing on stage and developing technical and design skills.

We give every student the opportunity to become involved with choirs, music ensembles, drama and public speaking.

The Music and Drama activities available to our pupils helps them to increase their self-confidence and become well-rounded individuals.

Music and Drama lessons form part of our curriculum at Berkhamsted Prep. LAMDA examinations are taken each year and individual music lessons are available to all students, including strings, woodwind and brass instruments as well as singing, piano, organ and drums.

Pupils are able to have additional music lessons for a range of instruments.

Small group Theory of Music lessons are also available to pupils, which usually take place after school.

Students will have the opportunity to work towards a range of examinations including those validated by ABRSM, Trinity College London, RGT and RockSchool. From Grade 6 upwards, grades from all exam boards are accredited by UCAS to support pupils’ future applications to university.

School Choirs and instrumental groups, Drama Club and LAMDA work all help the children develop a real love of the Performing Arts. Pupils enjoy the thrill of live performance in assemblies, concerts and a wide range of other performances including major theatrical productions.

The accomplishments of our pupils are considerable.

Listen to Y6 discuss their experience of taking part in ‘Seussical the Musical’ production


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Value added is the name of the game: most enter the nursery at national standard, but by year 6 the vast majority are well beyond it, with many of them significantly above.

Pupils develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and resilience to a mature level, encouraged by the school’s focus on perseverance.

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