Drama

St Chris has a long history of delivering excellent drama productions, with many alumni going on to careers in the performing arts. As with all activities, there is a focus on inclusivity and fun within the many productions, and all who want to be involved are warmly welcomed.

The School benefits from a purpose-built theatre and a fully-equipped drama and dance studio.

There are regular productions: Each year there is one main musical production which involves a large number of pupils both on stage and behind the scenes. Recent productions have included Grease; Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Les Miserables.

As well as the main musical production, there is also a busy programme of plays and performances for the whole school, as well as for smaller groups and individuals.

These range from popular classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018) and Equus (2018) to less well-known pieces such as Pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill (2018) and My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley (2018), as well as student devised plays.

LAMDA Training

St Chris is delighted to offer onsite LAMDA training. LAMDA is the largest Speech and Drama Board in the UK and has a reputation for excellence worldwide.

LAMDA training is for pupils interested in theatre – whether it be performing or behind the scenes – and helps grow their confidence and build their communication skills. The sessions take place each week in the School Theatre.

Wombles

The St Chris Wombles play an active and important part in the running of the School Theatre – both for drama productions and each week for Morning Talks.

Pupils have the opportunity to work with our professional theatre technician and learn how to control sound and lighting, put together sets and props and learn skills managing people.

Wombling is an excellent option for those that enjoy the magic of theatre without wanting to be in the limelight.

Covid-19 Information

Due to the containment measures associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, St Chris is currently physically closed for mainstream schooling. We continue to operate remotely to offer virtual learning for all of our pupils and our top priorities are to:

  • Continue to support and move forward the learning goals of each class or subject;
  • Support our pupils pastorally;
  • Support families as they navigate challenges that arise with work schedules and childcare.

Current Parents

Full details of our remote learning arrangements and resources, pastoral care and safeguarding information have been emailed to parents. Please visit our parent portal for updated information. Staff contact details can be found by clicking here.

If you are a prospective family looking for a school for your child, our Admissions Office is open and members of our Admissions Team are available to talk to. They can answer any questions you may have about the school and how to apply, set up virtual meetings with key teachers and can send you a video tour of the site while the School is closed.

As well as offering video tours, we are also organising a small number of socially distanced tours of the School to those families looking for places for September 2020. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

Admissions Contact Details

Kate Allan, Registrar.

Email: admissions@stchris.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 7714 618 233.