Art, Music and Drama are essential parts of life at St Clare's.
Championed as part of the core curriculum and supported through extra-curricular activities and clubs, we are proud advocates of the immense benefits of the creative arts, from art to music to drama. All 3 subjects are offered at GCSE. Fine Art, Textiles and Graphics are offered at A-Level.
Within the school day, pupils can participate in art, musical theatre and drama clubs, drama lessons, school music groups (including singing groups and choirs) and enjoy peripatetic ballet, music and LAMDA lessons.
The Welsh examining body WJEC (formerly the Welsh Joint Education Committee) regularly select pieces that tour England and Wales for INSET representing 'outstanding' work for GCSE and AS/A2 Textile work.
GCSE and A-Level artwork is showcased at our annual summer exhibition, open to the public.
Our pupils find creativity and expression through a variety of mediums.
Art lessons are taught within our dedicated art studio.
Virtual tour of Art Block
Music is an integral part of our well-rounded education.
Whether interpreting, composing or performing music, we value the way in which music educates and inspires children. It is essential to their cognitive development and it offers a creative outlet that is so valuable in a busy school day.
Music is a core part of St Clare’s from Nursery upwards. From the structured classroom curriculum to individual peripatetic lessons, music is a busy and vibrant part of our school.
From their earliest years, children benefit from access to our music teacher, Mr Staddon, who supports them to perform individually as well as in the school band, ensembles and choirs. Our juniors are currently learning to play the ukelele.
We aim to encourage a love of music by integrating it into our every day and by providing opportunities to stretch and challenge pupils’ abilities regularly.
Peripatetic lessons offered:
Drama lessons are part of our core KS3 curriculum and a GCSE option.
Drama is an important strand of St Clare’s cultural heritage, designed to promote pupil confidence, creativity and imagination. Drama enables pupils to develop a wide variety of essential life skills, including co-operation, collaboration and communication.
Our drama studio in the Senior School is well equipped and used for small-scale productions and GCSE Drama. Our larger productions take place in the Senior Hall.
We work with the children to create imaginative musical productions. Recent whole school performances include “The Seussical” and “The Lion King” and we are currently rehearsing for our first post-pandemic production, “Oliver” for Christmas 2022.
We also offer peripatetic LAMDA lessons and there is an after school and weekend drama club available with The Performance House.