W e believe that drama can play a major role in a girl’s development. Our aim is to build confidence and encourage creativity through activities such as mime, improvisation, character acting, physical theatre and script work.

Drama in the Lower School is taught by the Form Teacher. In the Upper School, Drama is an integral part of English lessons and is supported by the form teachers. In this way, the skills of natural performers are refined and even the most reticent girl is coaxed out of her shell.

Highlights of the year are always the Nativity plays performed by the girls in the Lower School.  We expect everyone to take part and are so proud of the growing confidence of the girls as performers.  The Upper School embrace the spring with short musicals at the end of term and in recent years have entertained us with versions of the The Pied Piper, Pirates with Molly on Board, Scheherezade and Cats.

The summer term culminates in the Year 6 tour-de-force of a full length musical, confidently performed with relish by girls, some of whom once took shy and nervous steps through the door into Reception, who now hold the stage and shine in a solo.  Recent performances have included The Fiddler on the Roof, Honk!, Oliver and Annie.

“Pupils’ accomplished communication skills are enhanced by the very helpful and accurate feedback that staff give pupils about the features of their writing, and by the time that leaders ensure is given to the development of pupils’ communication skills in English and drama.”

ISI Educational Quality Inspection - June 2019

Reindeer Visit

Despite their busy schedule, we were very lucky to have a special visit from Santa’s reindeer today! All the girls were able to meet them and learn all about life at the North Pole!

Year 2 trip – Science Museum

As part of their topic on Space, our Year 2 girls recently visited the Science Museum! They visited the Space gallery and watched “Our Beautiful Planet 3D” in the IMAX, a fully immersive experience on board the International Space Station. They finished their day with...

Annual Prize Giving at Richmond Theatre

Today we were blessed to be able host our annual Prize Giving at Richmond Theatre for the first time in 3 years – a truly wonderful occasion to celebrate our OVS girls’ incredible achievements over the past 12 months and say farewell to our remarkable Year 6 girls. ...

Matilda Jnr

After weeks of hard work and rehearsals, our Year 6 girls performed their Leavers’ Play “Matilda Jnr” over two evenings at the Queen Charlotte’s theatre in the Richmond Adult Community College.  The girls excelled themselves with performances full of individual...

Year 6 Residential Trip to PGL Bawdsey Manor

Last week saw the return of our Upper School residential trips! Our Year 6 girls had a brilliant week at PGL Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk. They did many exciting activities including orienteering, climbing, archery and assault courses. In the evenings there were...

Buddy Easter Egg Hunt!

Our girls braved the cold weather this morning for their annual Buddy Easter Egg Hunt at Terrace Gardens. It was great to see so many chocolate smiles! 🐣🍫

Year 3 Spring Concert – The Lorax

Year 3 brought one of Dr Seuss’ most powerful stories to life for their Spring Concert this year, ‘The Lorax’. The story detailed a cautionary tale about our duty to protect our precious planet. The girls mastered the whimsical Seussical rhymes and sang their hearts...

Lights, Music, Action…ABBA!

Our Year 4 girls delivered an amazing performance on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings as they sang five of ABBA’s most popular hits from the seventies.  The stage was awash with colour, bling and smiles as the girls swayed and twirled their way through the songs.  Their...

Chinese New Year

This week our girls filled the corridors with their brightly coloured outfits as we celebrated Chinese New Year.  They had a fun filled day making paper lanterns, dragon puppets and calligraphy writing.  They were even treated to a delicious Chinese feast at...

Year 3 trip to the Science Museum

This week our Year 3 girls visited the London Science Museum. They explored Space, The Science City, Information Age and Mathematics exhibitions before engaging in the interactive Wonderlab! The girls thoroughly loved the hands on FUN science activities, which engaged...