Being creative is an essential part of education and we encourage all our students to find a way to express their creativity and imagination. From writing stories, singing or playing a musical instrument to baking, photography or crafts, there are lots of opportunities to get creative, develop artistic skills and build your confidence in your own talents.
The Arts Award - the arts award provides students with the opportunity to gain a qualification in the arts. In the summer term Haygrove students are invited to work towards their Bronze Award, we offer this award in drama, music, art and dance.
Music Clubs and Lessons
During the COVID-19 lockdown period students can access some online lessons. Information here: Online Music Tuition
Term-time clubs: Boys Choir, Drumline, Haygrove Singers, Music Tech Club and Brass Band
Annual school performances, shows and events: Battle of the Bands, Christmas Concert, Lunchtime Acoustic Sessions, Choir visits to local community venues, GlastonGrove summer festival. Our musicians also contribute to a range of school drama and dance performances.
Dance Club - runs all year round and is open to all year groups and culminates in our annual 'Steppin' Out - A Dance Showcase'
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts Coaching
Mrs Guppy, who retired as Head of Drama in 2015, will be providing weekly Speech and Drama coaching. The programme would suit anyone who is interested in public speaking and/or performance, but it will also be suitable for students who simply want to build their confidence in speaking and performing in public.
LAMDA Speech & Drama sessions are open to all students and will be for 1/2 hour each week. The classes will be run on the same basis as our peripatetic music lessons (i.e. students taking part will be taken out of their regular lesson to attend). Students can be coached alone or as part of a small group. Please note that students/parents will need to organise their own group in advance.
Fees: Solo lesson = £14, Duo lesson = £7 per student, Group (max 5 students) = £5 per student. Fees will be paid directly to Mrs Guppy and students will need to committ to a 10 week term.
To register your interest in this new programme please get in touch with Mrs Guppy at email@example.com
Find out more at the LAMDA
"The arts are highly valued by the school, prized for the self-confidence and esteem they egenderand for the way in which they contribute to communication and positive behaviour."
Arts Mark, 2015