Performing Arts

Drama, Singing and Instrumental lessons

At Bar Hill School we encourage risk taking and having the young people “put themselves out there” by offering a range of performance opportunities supported by curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

In order to develop greater self-awareness and skills of personal reflection and teamwork we offer Drama in Years 5 and 6. These lessons have proven to be very popular and enhance an impressive wider curriculum. They also have contributed towards the very high standards of our regular dramatic performances throughout the year.

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Music is also an important way for young people to learn self-confidence, disciplined study and leadership. Over the last two years we have more than doubled our Music provision in the number of young people taking music lessons and added two extra instruments, the saxophone and violin, alongside the very popular piano and guitar. In line with our ethos of leadership, we have our young musicians perform in assembly and regular concerts.

Along with Music lessons, we have regular singing assemblies during which the children enjoy singing in parts/harmony led by a trained musician and have singing competitions, such as the House singing competition and auditions for the Christmas Lessons and Carols Concert.

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Please contact the teachers directly if you have any enquiries or would like to book lessons.

We have a growing number of children who are learning musical instruments in school. It is not only fun but also helps boost many other areas of learning too, including cultivating self- discipline and perseverance. We have regular performances in assembly from pupils learning instruments and concerts throughout the year to share some of the wonderful music making we have going in school.

Please note: If you are eligible for Pupil Premium we could possibly use some of the funding to support music lessons. If you have any queries about this, then please contact Mrs Bacon or your child’s class teacher.

Recorder taught by Fiona Dagg
(Recorders can be taught in small groups of 3 or 4 to help reduce the price)

Guitar taught by Oli Steggles

Guitar taught by Tom Cory

Piano/Violin taught by Jade Van Witten

Please contact teachers directly for prices and availability.

These lessons take place in school time. All lessons are 1:1 tuition apart from recorders which can be taught in a small group. If you would like your child to start you can email the teachers directly on the emails above. If you have any questions then please email Mrs Russell on