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The Arts and Music

Whilst academic success is at the heart of our aim for every child, we also seek to nurture talents outside of the core curriculum including The Arts, Music, performing and Speech & Drama. All children take part in school choir assemblies and many children learn to play an instrument in the school, or work towards examinations in Speech and Drama.

A Love of Music

Every child is encouraged to enjoy and take part in our energetic and vibrant music activities. We also offer a range of extra-curricular classes taught by specialist tutors (Peripatetic classes) to enable children to broaden their love of a chosen activity including a musical instrument or Speech and Drama - pupils are also given the chance to work towards graded exams. There is an additional charge for Peripatetic classes with the exception of Choir. For more information on booking and charges, please contact our Co-curricular Co-ordinator Mrs Pippa Eden, by emailing pippa.eden@waverleyschool.co.uk

Classes include:

  • Piano
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Brass
  • Traditional Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Choir
  • Speech and Drama

Every child also takes an active part in their class assembly, as well as annual Christmas and Summer productions and the House Music Competition. These performances give children a chance to shine and for parents to see their child’s confidence growing year on year, bringing the whole school community together to celebrate their children’s talents.



Creativity and Expression Through Art

Children are encouraged to explore and build their skills in Art, Textiles and Design & Technology (DT). Children's art, models and projects are proudly displayed throughout our school to celebrate our pupils' achievements.

Concerts in the Community

Throughout the academic year, Waverley pupils also give outstanding musical productions, poetry and choral recitals, and drama presentations in a number of local, regional and national performances. These include the Woodley Festival and the Wellington College Crowthorne Carnival. 

Many children also choose to work towards a Trinity College Speech and Drama examination each year.

Such achievements develop a child's self-confidence, self-esteem and presentation skills - an important lifeskill which helps a child grow and mature as a confident individual.

Notice Period 

All peripatetic music lessons and clubs are subject to half a term’s notice, in writing, if your child would like to stop participating.