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Drama

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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Summer performs Animal Farm with British Youth Music Theatre

Summer performs Animal Farm with British Youth Music Theatre

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Boys' Hockey Season

A busy hockey season saw our boys’ teams playing a record 101 fixtures!

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Blundell's at Rosslyn Park

For the first time, Blundell's took the maximum number of teams to Rosslyn Park, three girls and four boys’ teams.

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Musicians reach National Final

Congratulations to our sixth form group, who have qualified for the national final.

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U18 Girls Rugby Triumph

Our U18's were crowned winners at Millfield 7's tournament.

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

The “Around the World in 80 Minutes” Spring Concert was an event of extraordinary scope and execution, so grand that to say it took the audience on a whirlwind global tour would be an understatement.

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Oxford University success for Freya!

Congratulations Freya!

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1st XV Semi Final Success

Semi Final Success for Blundell's 1st XV!

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Carol Service at Exeter Cathedral

The Carol Service in Exeter Cathedral has consistently been a highlight on the school calendar, and this year proved to be no exception.

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