At the Grantham Preparatory International School, the performing arts are regarded as an important opportunity for children to have fun, gain confidence and achieve success, whether working together or as individuals. While all children are included in school dramatic performances, and receive class music lessons, the majority, from Class One up, also choose to receive individual instrumental tuition. We are proud that we can cater for children with a wide variety of tastes, be it rock and pop, in which we offer guitar, bass and drum lessons, or jazz and Western classical, with tuition available on piano, violin, trumpet, saxophone, flute, clarinet and recorder. Due to our excellent teachers, children achieve high levels in Associated Board Examinations, with musicians currently working up to Grade V.
In addition to their individual success, our children enjoy making music together. Musicians at the Grantham Preparatory International School take great pride if selected for school’s main band or Rock Band. For our most accomplished children, opportunities also exist to join a more senior, external wind band, and to play with talented children from other Prep. Schools.
Vocalists can enjoy singing together in our junior school choir. Around two thirds of the children in classes three to six elect to sing with the school choir, and their joy in joining voices is evident whenever they perform. The choir regularly achieves success in music festivals and sing in concerts throughout the year, both at school and with other Prep. schools and choral societies.
Leadership in the arts is also fostered at the school, with Music Captains appointed to organise weekly rehearsals and annual competitions, while House Captains play vital roles in supporting younger pupils through rehearsal and performance in the House Music and Recitation Festivals. They also organise their own competitions, for example in painting and poetry.
Dance and drama are valued at The Grantham Preparatory School, with lessons taught by teachers, and the opportunity to take LAMDA speech and drama examinations.
Recitation opportunities for soloists and choral groups are promoted through internal festivals and participation in local competitions, where our infant and junior groups are regular winners.
A highlight of the year is the Junior Production at the Guildhall Theatre, Grantham. This is always a highly professional show, in which the whole of the Junior School participates.
Uppingham Orchestral Day 2022 – School Band members
Grantham Music Festival 2022 – Individual Soloists, Band and Choir
Christingle Service at St Wulfram’s Church, 2021 – Individual Soloists, Band and Choir
Shakespeare Rocks 2021 – Junior Production at The Guildhall Theatre
Peter Pan 2020 – Junior Production at Grantham Preparatory School
Honk! 2019 – Junior Production at The Guildhall Theatre
Belton Horse Trials 2019 – School Band
Grantham Music Festival 2019 – School Band, Choir, Individual Instrumentalists
Colsterworth Festival 2019 – Choir & Drama Group
Christingle Service 2018 – St Wulfram’s Church
Christmas Choir Festival 2018 – Walton School
Oakham Music Day – 2018
Bugsy Malone 2018 – Junior Production at Guildhall Theatre
Uppingham Music Day – School Band
Christmas Concert 2018
Infant Nativity 2018
Grantham Hospital – Band and Choir
Brick Kiln Place – Band and Choir
The George Shopping Centre – School Band
“Joan of Arc” Opera at Grantham Prep
“Music Machine” performing in Valencia
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