The dramatic arts are central to life at Herries and we are firm believers in the importance of Drama on the school curriculum and beyond.

Our drama classes provide pupils with an outlet for emotions, thoughts and creativity that they might not otherwise have ways to express. Through taking on another role pupils can experiment with personal choices and solutions through problems faced by characters in literature or historical figures.

Drama also helps children to develop confidence as they build the courage to perform in front of others.

Drama classes are on the curriculum from Nursery through to Year 6. All children take part in school performances from Nativities to musicals. There is also a popular after school Drama club which leads to The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) exams. The success of these, with the majority of our pupils achieving merit and distinction grades, is indicative of our excellence in this area. We also enter inter school poetry competitions.

We enjoy regular visits from theatre companies and Perform4schools who organise lively workshops for pre-prep children in particular.