The Arts

Music, drama, art and performance are central in the education of children and young people and enrich our school life. We are proud of our music and drama tradition and the cultural richness the arts bring to Clifton High School.

The annual drama production is a much anticipated event in the school calendar as are the plays and Christmas performances of the children in Nursery School to Year 6. We actively encourage all our boys and girls to get involved and participate in our performances be it on stage, in set design or behind the scenes in stage management, sound and lighting. We have excellent facilities here too; performances take place either in the Main School Hall, in the 170 seat Rose Theatre or in the dance studio. Drama is offered as part of the curriculum up to Year 13 and pupils also have the opportunity to take Trinity College Speech and Drama examinations as well as Musical Theatre.

Alongside drama, music is very popular at Clifton High. Our energetic and talented Music Department ensures music is a popular choice for our boys and girls across all age groups. Pupils are given the opportunity to perform at our musical soirées, music workshops and cabaret evening and there are a plethora of extra-curricular clubs and groups for our pupils to get involved with, whatever their musical taste. From Nursery School, children are encouraged to play an instrument and around 140 children across the school have individual music lessons from twenty visiting peripatetic teachers. Dance and zumba are also popular activities at Clifton High.

Across the School, art is an important part of a child’s education and our art, textiles and ceramics studios are a hive of activity. We are impressed with the work produced by our children and young people and the walls of our School are adorned with a wide variety of pieces from pencil drawings to oil paintings, 3D artwork and sculpture.

To find out more about the arts at Clifton High School please get in touch or better still come to one of our many events – we are sure you will be impressed by the standard and quality.