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There is a wealth of opportunities for students to get involved in our busy Drama Department outside of the classroom.

We produce three school plays every year: the Senior Play (Years 11-13); the Year 9 & 10 play; and the School House play (Years 7 & 8). Every other year, one of these will be a musical. Open auditions are held for all productions and we try to accommodate as large a cast as possible. In addition to the on-stage cast, we have a student crew for each production allowing students to hone their technical theatre skills under the guidance of our Theatre Manager and Wardrobe Mistress. The plays are directed by members of the Drama Department and rehearsals take place during Activity time and lunch hours. These productions attract enthusiastic sell-out audiences rewarding the students’ hard work with rapturous applause!

In addition to the performances, we run various clubs during after-school Activities including Theatre Technology, props and costume making and School House Drama club.

A large number of students take extra-curricular Speech & Drama lessons and we have enjoyed a huge amount of success with the exams that the students take. We have a 100% pass rate and over 95% of students are awarded Distinctions. The higher grades carry UCAS points are a valuable addition to students' Personal Statements and CVs.

We ensure that students have access to the work of theatre industry professionals either through regular visits to watch live theatre or by inviting professional practitioners in to the school to run workshops. Any student interested in pursuing an acting profession or joining the National Youth Theatre will be given coaching to prepare for audition by experienced Drama Department staff. We also maintain contacts with national casting agencies who have visited the school to hold auditions for TV and film work.

Latest News

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St Joseph's Rugby Festival

Blundell's at St Joseph's Rugby Festival!

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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CCF Royal Marines Summer Camp

Blundell's Royal Marine Cadets attended a summer camp with cadets from schools and units of the CCF RM, the Sea Cadets Corps and the Volunteer Cadet Corps from as far afield as Scotland and London, and, as close as Plymouth.

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Blundell's Rugby stars feature in the Exeter Chiefs Academy

Congratulations to Jamie and Jack on their Rugby success this summer.

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Summer sparkles for Blundell's cricket stars!

Playing on the front foot, Blundell's stars have a summer of cricket success.

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