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Music and Drama

Have you ever wanted to play an instrument, dance, sing, act? Do you have a burning ambition to perform in the West End? All this has been achieved by pupils at St Joseph’s In The Park.

We believe that every child deserves a chance to shine. We aim for high standards in our performing arts but what our children gain from taking part is far more valuable. Through music, drama and dance they experience teamwork, a sense of achievement and an immense joy and freedom of being given the opportunity to express themselves.

Children at St Joseph's start treading the boards from a very early age. Even our youngest children get to sing and dance in front of an audience during plays, nativities and assemblies.

Performance is a celebration of what St Joseph's pupils are: confident, courageous, talented, funny and most of all, joyful.


  • From the age of 3 years, all children take part in class assemblies and school plays.
  • Music lessons are taught throughout the school by subject specialists.
  • The school has five choirs: a Crescendo Choir for KS1; a Probationers Choir for all the Year 3 children; the School Choir for the children in Year 4 and above; Chamber Choir for the most able singers; and the St Joseph's Singers are an adult choir for staff, parents and friends from the local community who meet to enjoy singing as a leisure activity and support the children at the Christmas Carol Service and the Mini Glyndebourne.
  • Choirs perform at our Mini Glyndebourne picnic concert, church services, at venues in the community and occasionally at local weddings.
  • Year 2 to Year 6 pupils are offered individual instrumental or singing lessons.
  • We also have a Little Violin Club for our younger pupils.
  • We hold a Young Musician of the Year competition for pupils in Years 3 to 6.
  • Speech & Drama lessons with a specialist teacher for pupils in Years 2 to 6, leading to LAMDA exams at the end of year.
  • Opportunities for our younger pupils to practise being creative and expressive through Infant drama.
  • Boys and girls from Early Years to Year 6 are offered ballet lessons at school.
  • There is also a Dance Club.

  • Through assemblies, concerts and plays, all the children experience the joy of dance and movement.


We offer all pupils from Years 2 to 6 the opportunity to attend Speech and Drama sessions. Weekly sessions are designed to encourage the children to build on their self-confidence, enjoy exploring their individual creative skills, develop their communication skills and learn to work effectively as part of a team. 

St Joseph’s pupils achieve excellent results in Group Introductory (Year 2), Solo Introductory through to Solo Grade 1 Verse and Prose (Years 3, 4 and 5) and Devised Duologues (Year 6) during the Summer term.

We believe the LAMDA examination experience is not only very enjoyable but extremely worthwhile in equipping children of all ages and abilities with essential skills for modern life.


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