Drama is an important part of the curriculum for all pupils at St Hugh's School. Productions take place each term which enable every child to perform on stage.
- Nativity play for the EYFS in the Autumn term
- School play for Years 1 & 2 in the Autumn term
- Musical for Years 6, 7 & 8 in the Spring term
- School play for Years 3, 4 & 5 in the Summer term
Public speaking is also fostered in several ways. There are four formal elocution competitions in the summer term, Preprep, Junior, Intermediate and Senior, all of which are performed in front of a public audience. Each week in assembly children read out their own reports on events or matches they have been involved in, often without notes. Senior pupils also often address outside groups.
LAMDA tuition is available at St Hugh’s and is taught by Abi Kingsley-Parker, an external drama tutor. The lessons can be individual or with another pupil and comprise core acting and performance skills and preparation for examinations. Lessons take place during the course of the day and fees are payable directly to Mrs Kingsley-Parker .
In recent years a number of pupils have been awarded Drama Scholarships to their senior schools.
When children leave us they are confident to speak in front of any audience, as the ISI inspectors noted:
"all children are articulate and able to express themselves clearly."