Music, Drama and Art

Music

Music plays an important role in the life of the school with choirs, instrumental groups and performances running throughout the year. Choir for boys in Years 3 -8 is open to all whilst Kingswood Singers is a small group with entry by audition. We perform regularly throughout the year – Epsom College Choir Day, Carol Service, Young Voices, Prize Giving with the highlight being our annual Choir Evening in the summer term.

Private lessons are available in a variety of instruments with pupils regularly achieving success in Associated Board, Trinity and Rock School exams. We take part in ensemble days at local senior schools and have an annual Playday workshop and concert involving pupils, staff and parents. Boys also compete in the House Music Competition and we have a history of success with Music Scholarships and All-rounder Scholarships involving music.

There is a strong tradition of drama at Kingswood House ranging from Pre-Prep Nativity in the school hall to the annual school production at Adrian Mann Theatre NESCOT in February each year and plenty more in between. Our aim is to give all our pupils the opportunity to experience the magic of theatre for themselves by transferring our show to a professional venue with all the facilities that offers. Private Speech and Drama is available and boys are frequently entered for LAMDA exams.

 

Art

Art provides an opportunity for practical work, both in two and three dimensions. Pupils are exposed to a wide range of materials.

The Art curriculum allows all the boys to experience many different styles and methods of painting and drawing including charcoal, water colour, oil pastels, chalk pastels and oil paints. We also model using clay and wire.

Art is taught by form teachers up to Year 4 and then by specialist Art teacher from Year 5 in the well equipped Art Room.

Themes and projects are closely linked to artists’ work and an understanding of Art History, as well as cross-curricular and cultural studies.
We hold an annual whole school Art Exhibition with exterior judges who select winning pieces. Our Art scholars research both painters and the theory of art also enjoying an Art Experience Day in Year 8. An Art club runs over two lunchtimes per week.

Art aims to offer inspiration and interest through an enthusiastic and enjoyable approach.