Creative and Performing Arts

Creative and Performing Arts

Creative and Performing Arts

We recognise that the creative and performing arts provide a unique learning experience and an excellent opportunity for many children to excel.

In Lower School, class assemblies and plays provide an early opportunity to develop and improve self-confidence. We value the confidence and self-esteem that can flourish through learning to perform in an encouraging environment.

Modern dance, speech and drama are an integral part of our curriculum. In Upper School, the emphasis in drama is on learning performance skills through mime, improvisation and scripted performance. All pupils take external examinations set by LAMDA and many pupils compete locally in the Dudley Festival of Dance and Drama.

Dance is an integral part of our curriculum, offered to the children from Reception all the way through to Year Six.

During the Summer term, pupils in Year One and above have the opportunity to participate in the National Association of Teachers’ Dance (NATD) Examinations. We are proud to announce that in 2023, our pupils achieved a remarkable 100% pass rate, all with Distinction, which is the highest level of achievement possible.

Our Upper School Musical is one of the highlights of the year. Every child in Upper School participates in a fully staged musical, performed at The Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton. The opportunity to perform in a professional theatre provides a challenge, life skills, the ability to adapt to a new environment and a growth in self-esteem and self-confidence.

At Newbridge, we take immense pride in our tradition of outstanding performances. From captivating school plays and enchanting musicals to triumphant victories in local drama festivals, our commitment to the arts remains unwavering.

In 2022, we wowed audiences with the spectacular rendition of “Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang Jr.” The following year, the Arena Theatre stage came alive with the timeless classic, “Oliver” in 2023. And looking ahead to 2024, we are thrilled to announce our upcoming production, “Matilda Jr.”