Creative and performing arts are a key part of the Abbot’s Hill culture, with stunning art creations, beautiful instrumental and singing performances, and impressive drama productions regularly bringing the school to life.
Pupils benefit from the fantastic facilities of our Stable Block Art department, Dame Judy Dench theatre and St Nick’s Hall for music, with opportunities to take part within both the curriculum and huge range of co-curricular activities on offer.
Making music is one of the many joys at Abbot’s Hill, with specialist teachers introduced from Reception.
Instrumental groups in the Prep School include a Brass Ensemble, Flute Choir, Orchestra, String group, Reed group, Recorder groups and Ukulele ensemble. Our Songbirds choir is open to Years 3 and 4, and The St Nick’s Singers for older pupils in Years 5 and 6.
In Year 3, pupils try a range of instruments during our ‘Music Roundabout’, and can opt for vocal and/or instrumental tuition, given by our strong team of visiting teachers.
Drama plays a large role at Abbot’s Hill, encouraging expression and individuality, whilst developing confidence from an early age. Drama is taught within the curriculum from Year 1 onwards, with numerous opportunities for pupils to perform with individual year groups, as well as in larger productions.
We also invite companies into school to give regular workshops and performances, and pupils enjoy local theatre as well as West End productions.
We offer further development through the Artsmark ‘Arts Award’, that inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. The Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four qualifications and an introductory award.