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The Drama Department provides the opportunity for pupils to engage with a range of drama at a high level and to produce excellent performance work in which the whole school may share.

Pupils develop their performance abilities as well as obtaining skills in performance support whether that be theatre design, stage management or script writing. Through this, pupils present their work in a variety of ways: the traditional as well as the more challenging and unexpected.

The skills gained by studying Drama at GCSE or A-Level are the skills that employers of the future are looking for: problem-solving, the ability to work in a team, and communication skills. Faced with a world where the jobs of the future have yet to be invented, we need to make sure that our pupils are able to adapt to the new workplaces. Versatility is a skill Blundellians pick up through their involvement with the Drama Department. Some of these pupils put this to good use as they go on to pursue their passion for the performing arts in higher education, but many others transfer the skills they have developed in the Drama classroom and on the Ondaatje stage to other fields from Veterinary Science to Business & Marketing, from Biology to Geography.

Our aims in the Drama Department are best summed up as a:

  • Desire to celebrate the power of drama and to transport maker and spectator
  • Determination to work in a thoroughly professional way in pursuit of high standards but without losing a sense of playfulness
  • Passion to keep learning and encountering new influences
  • Belief in teaching the art of the playwright, director, designer, technician and critic as much as the art of the actor

Latest News

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Pupil Profile: Meg

Blundell’s pupil awarded scholarship to top American University.

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Autumn Term Garden Open Day

The autumn sunshine helped ensure the Open Day was another successful event in the Blundell’s Garden. Year 1 started the activities with snail races and using Playdough to make models of insects and items they found in the garden.

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Pupil Profile: Harry

Since joining Blundell’s in Year 9, Harry’s academic achievements have gone from strength to strength. He quickly made himself known as a talented mathematician with a gift for the sciences and an aptitude for hard work.

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Blundell's on film

There has been considerable excitement around school this term as we had a film crew in to shoot footage for our new school promotional video.

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One Day Event

Congratulations to all the equestrian riders that took part in the Blundell’s One Day Event (ODE) this year. The ODE is aimed at South West Schools teams and individuals.

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GCSE & A-Level Results 2021

After a year of disruptions and interruptions we are delighted to celebrate the resilience, adaptability, and diligence of our pupils as they received their A-Level and GCSE result.

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Tatler Schools Guide

‘Blundell’s is the archetypal all-rounder, and it certainly isn’t lacking in spirit.’ ‘Pupils feel supported and stimulated’

Senior School News