Every Glebe pupil is involved in the performing arts, whether it be through music, drama or public speaking, each of which plays an important role during the children’s time at Glebe in enabling them to explore and develop their individual talents and in developing their ability to express themselves confidently before an audience.
Music tuition and performance are integral to the life of the Glebe. Every class has lessons taught by our specialist music teacher as part of the curriculum, and many children also opt to take up one or more instruments or individual singing lessons taught by our enthusiastic and inspiring team of peripatetic music staff; currently almost two-thirds of our pupils receive such specialist tuition. Glebe has a very active School Orchestra, pupils perform concerts each term, and our School Choir continues to flourish under the guidance of the Director of Music of the Sandringham Estate.
Drama and public speaking are equally important at Glebe, both as part of our pupils' English curriculum and as a source of healthy competition during the course of the year, including the legendary Inter House Show. Public speaking skills are an extremely valuable asset throughout one's life, and pupils are encouraged to develop their abilities through preparation for competitions both at Glebe and in the wider community. Each term's stage production is eagerly anticipated by parents and children alike, and our year culminates in the Annual Review where even the shyest of pupils are encouraged to find their voice.
‘Music and drama provision gives good opportunities to build pupils’ self-confidence,’
ISI Inspection Report 2012