|Performing Arts is considered a strength at The Royal School and plays an important role in developing children’s confidence and presentation skills as well as their ability to work with each other, to be led and to lead. Music, Drama and Ballet are all taught by specialist teachers.
All Royal Junior School pupils have weekly music lessons in which they take part in singing, composing, listening and musical appreciation. In addition, in Prep 5 and Prep 6, children combine for a dedicated Junior Choir lesson. The Junior Choir enjoy the privilege of performing in Proms in the Park as part of the Haslemere Festival, and at Prize Day, the Eucharist and various assemblies throughout the year.
Around half of all Junior School pupils take individual music lessons within the School, and many work towards public examinations. Our flourishing Junior School orchestra performs in School assemblies as well as at special occasions such as Prize Giving.
Drama is also part of the curriculum for children in Prep 1 to Prep 6 and covers a range of skills including character creation, public speaking and performance techniques.
Prep 5 and Prep 6 put on a production at the end of the Spring Term; past productions include The Snow Queen, The Wind in the Willows, Bugsy Malone and more recently The Amazing Adventures of Superstan. Pre-Prep perform a Nativity at the end of the Autumn Term and have the opportunity to showcase their performing talents at regular class assembles.
Ballet is taught within the curriculum to those who wish to have lessons in the Pre-Prep and pupils work towards public examinations. Those not taking ballet receive sports tuition in tag rugby, football and Kwik cricket. Ballet is available on an extra-curricular basis from Prep 3 upwards.