The arts

We inspire our pupils to study and to work creatively. This includes exciting co-curricular opportunities in music, drama, and art.


At Highgate, our range of musical activities encourages the beginner or furthers the talented musician.

Within the classroom, our Pre-Prep pupils have weekly music lessons with a specialist teacher and there are termly performance opportunities. From Year 1, pupils can take additional individual violin and cello lessons, with recorder lessons part of our curriculum from Year 2.

We have an annual concert for all our string players and a summer concert, during assembly, for any pupil learning an instrument outside of school.

Pre-Prep Music and Drama

‘Excellent teaching from the specialist drama and music teachers within the Pre-Prep who have really encouraged and inspired my children to participate fully.’

—Pre-Prep parent


Within the classroom, our Pre-Prep pupils have weekly drama lessons with a specialist teacher. All pupils participate in our annual Christmas show. We have other performance opportunities throughout the year.


Our pupils develop their abilities and confidence to work with a range of media, materials and techniques. With pupil artwork on display throughout our School, we celebrate children’s artistic expression.