The Arts


Junior Recital Night

On Tuesday evening CCJS held their first Junior Recital Night. The Recital Night provides a platform for the school’s many ensembles and older musicians in a more formal setting in order to continue to develop their performance skills.


There's a light at the end of the tunnel!

Following its 17 year run in the West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Starlight Express” is a musical that has subsequently rarely been staged, due to the exceptionally difficult technical, musical and physical capabilities that it requires.


Cheam Choirs sing at Winchester Cathedral

A Cathedral setting for any Choral event has to be the climax of any choir’s repertoire. At Cheam there have been concerts both at school and further afield, but our annual visit to Winchester Cathedral to sing Choral Evensong has to be the icing on the cake as far as a setting is concerned.

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Performing Arts Workshops at Bancroft's

It was a great week for the performing arts at Bancroft's School, Woodford Green, with two workshops from expert practitioners in dance and drama. Pupils were keen to hone their improvisation and ballet skills - although not at the same time!

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Matilda’s Stage Success

Third Year thespian Matilda Shapland is currently enthralling audiences, portraying the role of Jenny Caroline “Qui Qui” Marx in the production of Young Marx at the Bridge Theatre in London.

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Strictly comes to Bancroft's

A little bit of "Strictly Come Dancing" glamour came to Bancroft's School when ex-Strictly professional dancer Robin Windsor held a Ballroom and Latin workshop for pupils and staff at the Woodford Green School. Sadly there was a lack of sequins!