Reigate Grammar School, Reigate Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0QS.
The confidence gained in drama applies to school, university, careers and life in general.
Effective communication and problem solving are all part of the process.
Drama improves academic performances.
The social interaction and risk taking in drama develop trust in self, others, and the process.
Laughter, humour, joy and dancing!
Drama has taught me to think; creatively, imaginatively and divergently.
The department work to professional standards. The productions are simply outstanding.
Drama pushes you beyond your boundaries.
Adapting, responding, communicating, contributing.
Beautiful, funny and completely moving.
An entertaining energy and enthusiasm.
There is something special about performing in the arts.
Practice thinking creatively.
GCSE students nominated for new writing award. “Sexism”
New Writing Award winner “Alzheimer’s”
New Writing Award nominee “Sexism”
Best Actress Award winner
GCSE students win new writing award. “Alzheimer's”
Enriching students’ school experience through art.
No art form is more truly collaborative.
Developing language and communication skills.
The ability to speak confidently in front of a group is an advantage for any career.
Drama increases concentration and comprehension through engagement.
Theatre helps us see how the environment in which we live affects who we are and who we will become.
Theatre reminds us that there is a human body at the centre of every digital transaction.
Junior Group Winners of the Leatherhead Drama Festival 2015
Students perform at the Spiegeltent for Brighton Fringe 2015
From the moment we entered the drama studio, we felt as though we were back in the 70’s!
I am amazed at the professionalism of the performances and the high standards you set.
Theatre helps us develop our creativity.
We cannot forget the importance
All you can do in this life is follow your dreams. Otherwise you’re just wasting your time.
The making and attending of theatre contribute to education and literacy
Each piece in its own way stretched and challenged the candidates’ performances to
excellent results. -
Professional support, advice and inspiration are often on hand.
I needed to learn quickly and work with others to engage an audience. These are the skills that I use now.
fantastic way to learn.
…creating the magic that had every one of us enraptured…
You make all our efforts to send our children to RGS worth it. Thank you.
The work was of an exceptionally high standard and all candidates were confident
in their roles and thoroughly prepared. -
Students become adaptable, creative problem solvers.
Taking part in the Brighton Fringe Festival.
Students selected for the National Youth Theatre.
The drama at this school is inspirational.
It has allowed me to experience things that most other people never have.
Taking part in the National Student Drama Festival.
Drama provides training in the very practical aspects of communication necessary
in an increasingly information-
…a reflective and independent compass that complemented all other aspects of learning.
The drama productions
were the reason why I joined the school in the first place.
Tell me and I will forget.
Show me and I will remember.
Involve me and I will understand.
My eyes have been opened to so many new and exciting styles of theatre.
If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good. -
Drama skills give students an edge in a competitive workplace, and help students to become curious, sociable and courageous team players, capable of succeeding in a variety of situations.
We provide opportunities for all of our students to experience both drama and theatre in and beyond the classroom.
Our aim at RGS is to promote a wide ranging understanding of theatre and performance and to enable students to make critical, interpretative and creative judgements about the work they encounter.
The subject is taught by theatre specialists and skilled staff, who have as much passion for learning, as they do professional theatre experience. We are extremely proud of our outstanding academic success and our National profile.
Drama adds value to every student in the school. Just see what our former students have to say:
“I was blown away seeing my sister in performances which made it an easy choice for me above all other secondary schools. Taking part in the drama productions at RGS was the highlight of my school career and is how I met a lot of my friends.”
“The opportunities provided by the Drama Department are quite simply phenomenal. The consistent quality of both school productions and examination pieces far outshine any student theatre I have seen throughout my time at university.”
“There is a serious academic element to the course both at GCSE and A-
“It is no secret that the drama at Reigate Grammar School is of a standard unmatched by all other schools in the area. Theatre is an essential part of our lives, not just a standalone art, but as a medium for projecting concepts from other subjects.”