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Auditions for the school started this month with a steady stream of young performers looking around and excited to be in our theatre showing us what they love doing.

The LAMDA Speech and Drama certificates arrived for exams taken just before the summer holidays.  These will be given out by Gillian, our speech and drama teacher, next month in a special assembly.  Congratulations to all – 90% passing with Distinction and 10% with Merit. These are exceptional results, especially for the pupils sitting grade 8.

Year 11 have written the Christmas Show, “The Elves Who Saved Christmas” and this will be performed by years 10 & 11 on the 4th and 5th December, as part of the annual Barnet Christmas Fayre.  Tickets £5 are available on our theatre’s website

The show will also be performed on Monday 6th through to Thursday 9th December to pupils from Underhill Junior School and a group of adults with learning difficulties from Mencap.  Our year 7, 8 and 9 will be performing a Christmas Carol Concert in Barnet Church on Sunday 5th December.

Our year 11s created a fun a murder mystery game to play with the whole school in the day before we broke up for half term.  Groups worked together to solve clues left all over the building and discover who murdered who and where.  Pupils’ costumes worn for the non-school uniform day were amazing.  Well, we are a performing arts school.

Happy half term.



It is so lovely to see everyone back in school in person, and to welcome some new faces.

In assembly we voted in class reps and buddies for each year group and handed out badges.  The year 11 pupils who were standing for Head Pupil, gave their campaign speeches, and Amber Fernee was voted Head Pupil with Ivy Pratt as her Deputy.   The girls have decided to organise a dance warm up session every Wednesday morning at 7.30am-8.30am in the Dance Studio.  Something to blow away the early morning cobwebs midweek.

Our After School Clubs for this term are:

Monday – Street Dance, GCSE Dance, or one to one Musical Theatre

Tuesday – Song writing

Wednesday – Band Practice

Thursday – Screen Acting

Friday – Professional Development

Lunch clubs so far include Chess and Music Clinic.

Three year 8 pupils – Andre, Sean and Benny were invited to see The Lion King the week before we came back to school.  Duane Lamonte, a guest teacher at the school, organised tickets for them and met them backstage.  What a great start to the year.

Congratulations to our year 9 pupils, Kerrika, Tyan, T’Myah and Gia who were winners in a National Creative Writing competition and whose stories will be published in “Unsolved Crime Scene Stories”.

Adelaide (yr10) has been busy filming “House of Dragons”, the prequel to “Game of Thrones”.

Mollie (yr11) has just finished filming her third season of “The Split” playing Tilly.

Abiola and Kaianne (yr8s) have had a great time filming on the set of “Eastenders”.

Ivy (yr11) played Patrice in “13” at Cadogan Hall.

So good to be back in school.


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