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Performing Arts

Performing Arts at Burlington House School brings Music and Drama together, with an emphasis on building confidence and skill through performance.

Performing Arts forms an invaluable part of our strategy for developing pupils’ communication skills, reasoning, literacy and self-confidence. It’s also great fun!

Performing Arts lessons focus on the school’s commitment to multi-sensory learning. Emphasis is placed on practical activities and performance, developing each pupil’s skills and confidence through working creatively, reflectively and spontaneously.

The Performing Arts Department is made up of Miss Phillips (HOD), Miss Blasco Garcia, Ms O’reilly and Ms Bridgeman . They are supported by a skilled group of specialist peripatetic teachers who offer individual lessons in a range of instruments including piano, guitar, drums and singing, as well as drama improvisation workshops.

The department also offers extra-curricular activities, such as Theatre Club, Improv Enrichments and workshops by a variety of Theatre companies such as Paper Birds, Frantic Assembly and RSC.

Information Communication Technology plays an integral part in all areas of the performing arts.

Key stage 2 and 3 Drama and Music

Pupils have the opportunity to explore drama and music through project based learning where they will combine the two to devise performances throughout the year. Pupils will gain an understanding of basic drama and music techniques through a variety of mediums.

At key stage three, pupils will explore Theatre and Music genres/styles throughout the years as well as script work, devising and performing their own performances and music pieces.

Performances throughout the year.


Year 3-6 Showcase Evening
​Year 7, 8 and 9 Showcase Evening
​Christmas production

​Forest of the Imagination
​ Year 3 – 6 performance