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Claremont’s Drama department aims to provide lessons that enthuse, engage and challenge all students. 

Through their studies, students will explore a range of performance styles and genres using a variety of stimuli. Students will work in mixed groups in all lessons and when working towards assessments. They will develop and build the key skills which are necessary to progress through the three key stages.  Students will be encouraged to become increasingly more creative in the work they create and perform, taking greater ownership and becoming successful independent learners.

Studies in this subject area are not only about developing performance skills. They also develop important life skills that all students will need in their futures - whatever area of study or work they choose to pursue.

  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
  • Evaluation
  • Groupwork
  • Leadership
  • Reflection
  • Respect
  • Time management


Please click on the links below to access information regarding the Programmes of Study for each Key Stage:


Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 5



The Drama and Performing Arts Department currently consists of three teachers:

Mr A Lipman: Head of Drama

Miss C Taylor: DPPM Year 9

Ms M Woolford: Director of Teaching and Learning – Performing Arts Faculty / PPM Year 7



Drama and Performing Arts lessons are taught in three rooms that are suited to the delivery of the different areas within the subjects:

  • The Main Hall
  • The Arts Hall
  • The Tabard Theatre



The department delivers weekly dance and drama clubs.

Students are able to participate in calendared events, which include the Annual Production, Lower School Musical, RUSH dance showcase as well as many other exciting opportunities. 

All students also have access to a wide range of theatre trips, throughout the course of the academic year.