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At Bristol Grammar School the Arts are embraced as a vital part of your child’s education. Our 1532 Performing Arts Centre, opened in 2016, offers our pupils access to state-of-the-art performance facilities, but it also offers something far more important.
The experience of creating a music, drama or dance performance alongside their classmates allows your child to develop important life-skills: creativity, flexibility, commitment, empathy, resilience and the ability to work collaboratively with others, to name just a few.
Finding the courage to overcome nerves and take to the stage and the thrill of being in front of an audience will help your child gain confidence in their talents and abilities. This confidence, gained outside the classroom, sparks confidence in the classroom, enabling your son or daughter to rise to whatever challenges may come their way.
As important as all of this is the sheer joy to be had from being involved in a production or performance – the pleasure of working with friends to create something unique and, in the process, making memories which will last a lifetime.
“I go to Dance clubs, preparing for the whole school dance production. I love the broad range of dance styles and choreography within the dances and I can't wait for the whole show to be put together.”
“The Drama and Music departments are really easy to get involved in, be it a school play or just a lunch time music group. There are lots of things you can do without auditioning and the staff are all so encouraging and supportive.”
“My favourite subject is Drama. I love the opportunities presented to me throughout the year, both in and out of the classroom – being able to enjoy drama in so many ways is fantastic.”
“For me as someone who is passionate about Drama and Music, the facilities ... were a huge advantage. More importantly, it’s the staff and it’s the opportunities, from lunchtime concerts to end of year plays that make BGS such a great school.”
We are delighted to be able to offer scholarships in recognition of a child's exceptional abilities in the Creative and Performing Arts.
Come and discover the excitement for yourself.
Enrichment afternoons and lunchtime and after-school clubs offer something for everyone.