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Drama at Stringer

"Drama adds depth and breadth to the curriculum at Stringer and enhances the enjoyment and motivation of the pupils. Dramatic presentations at Stringer are professional, carefully planned and executed due to high expectations of staff and carefully targeted lesson planning. The wide range of drama extra-curricular activities contributes to the positive ethos of the school. In the prestigious annual production, staff and large number of pupils work with many departments, which encourages collaboration in different disciplines and develops very good relationships." Ofsted 2007

Drama is committed to provide, in a supportive environment, creative and academic training of the highest standard, offering all pupils a positive learning experience and varied, exciting performance opportunities. Drama pupils will be given the opportunity to watch and learn from peers and professionals through varied and challenging performances both in school and at the theatre.

Drama at Stringer is one of our most popular subjects amongst the pupils here. Taught from our modern Drama Studio, the subject continues to grow in strength and achievement every year. Our now famed annual school productions begin life in the Drama Studio before moving on to take the stage in our fantastic Main Hall.

As part of the whole school curriculum, pupils will be provided with a rich and diverse experience of historical, cultural and practical aspects of the art form of drama. The breadth and balance of the Drama curriculum will ensure that pupils are taught how to create, perform and respond to Drama by working in a stimulating and highly challenging environment. They will be shown how the knowledge and skills addressed in drama are relevant to adult life in our society and how to communicate their opinions and beliefs and collaborate with others in creative and effective ways.

Extra curricular activities are at the core of the drama experience and offer an essential opportunity for pupils to further their experience in creating, performing and responding to theatre both as a participant and as an audience member.

From September 2017, all students will be expected to dress appropriately for all Drama lessons.  In order to fully participate in practical workshops and physical activities, students will be required to wear:

School trousers or Stringer PE shorts or Plain black tracksuit bottoms (which must only be worn in Drama lessons) Skirts are not appropriate clothing for practical lessons.

Failure to bring appropriate clothing to Drama lessons will result in a missing equipment point being issued.


Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, Brighton, BN1 6PZ | Tel: 01273 852222 | Fax: 01273 852310 | Email: