Confidence-building comes through self-expression and performance, and our girls relish the many opportunities they meet for both in an average week.

From the formal splendours of the Junior Gallery at our annual Arts Festival Invitational and end-of-year concert and drama production, to the daily dive into paint and clay, song and play, the artistic life of the Junior School makes for a staggering display of talent and creativity.

The High School effect…

  • Specialist Music teachers from Reception
  • Ensembles galore including groups led by Sixth Formers
  • Lessons with a Drama specialist from Senior School in Year 6
  • Ballet classes from Nursery
  • Play-in-a-Week for Years 5 and 6
  • Two school concerts per year
  • Drama performances from Nursery upwards
  • Annual Dance performance
  • Visits to the theatre from Nursery upwards
  • Artist-in-Residence workshops
  • Instrument loan
  • ABRSM and LAMDA strands with visiting specialist staff
  • Dedicated Art and Design Room
  • Dedicated Music Room

The GDST difference…

  • Annual Junior Choir competition
  • Art competitions
  • Sponsored workshops eg. African drumming workshop



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