Drama plays a leading role in many OHS girls’ lives in school and there is always a scene being rehearsed or a performance in full swing as you stroll through the corridors. There are many opportunities, through the study of Drama, for students to develop strong presentational skills, confidence and vocal training all of which are highly regarded in the work place. We value the role of Drama within our academic repertoire and offer Drama Scholarships for both Year 7 and Sixth Form entry.
The Drama department is headed by Julie Bramall who has been teaching at Oxford High since 2006, after a successful professional acting career for ten years, as well as working in other schools. She is thrilled to be able to work with such an array of talent on a daily basis and with students who are full of enthusiasm, creativity and commitment.
Beyond the curriculum
We strongly encourage our students at Oxford High School to write and produce their own plays. Productions have included ‘Travesties’ and ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ and ‘The Tempest’ as well as mini-plays for festivals and assemblies. There is a highly-competitive interhouse Drama festival every year in the Summer term and girls have had the opportunity to become Drama Interns with a visiting theatre in residence.
There are many educational visits and we take full advantage of having so many wonderful theatres on our doorstep in Oxford and nearby Stratford, with London at a manageable distance for day or evening performances.
Each year there is both a Lower School and Senior School play or musical. Past productions have included ‘Oliver’ (2012), ‘The King and I’ (2010), ‘Arabian nights’ (2013), ‘Guys and Dolls’ (2013), ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ (2014), ‘Annie get your Gun’ (2014), Annie (2015) and ‘The Addams Family'(2015)
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