Music & drama

Music and drama are enjoyable ways to reinforce many of the skills learned in the classroom, especially self‑expression, imagination, speaking, listening, self‑confidence and teamwork.

The children participate in a carefully thought‑out progression of performances including the Pre‑Reception Nativity play, the Reception play, the Year 1 and 2 summer play and school wide events such as our Harvest, Christmas and Easter Services. We have yet to meet a child who does not love to dress up, sing and perform. After several years of performances at Herne Hill School, we have found that even the most reserved child is eager to be on stage.

Individual cello, violin and piano lessons can be arranged from Year 1 onwards; the school makes an additional charge for these. Some children take ABRSM music exams but the focus is on generating an enjoyment of playing and good practice routines.