Drama is a vital way of communicating in school, public life and internationally. Drama enables pupils to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively. Practical learning can be crucial to understanding and is an extremely effective means of communicating ideas. Using elements of drama throughout the curriculum will enrich children’s learning and development.

As an academy we want to give children the opportunity to use drama in many areas of the curriculum, as a learning tool. In doing so, we aim to develop skills in personal and emotional aspects of learning such as expressing themselves and how they and others feel, communicating effectively, gaining confidence. We also aim to develop skills in children’s use and understanding of drama in performance, where we stage high quality productions that take full account of what children do to impact on the audience - developing skills in audience awareness, acting, singing, stage production, lighting, sound and props.