Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire has a long and prestigious track record in the performing arts. Our annual school productions are widely recognised for their high standard of production and performance. Drama, music, and public speaking are one of the fundamental elements of building self-esteem, self-confidence, and creative expression.

We involve all our pupils in the various performing arts that the school provides. For example, historically, we have involved our younger pupils in the annual nativity play, with the rest of the school being the supporting cast. As well as performing, children are regularly involved in the production of stage props and back-stage logistics.

Older pupils, Year 3 to Year 6, also perform in other school plays, events, and performances. In addition, all children regularly play in the school band, perform in musicals on stage, compete in public speaking competitions, and sing in the choir. All children learn to play at least one musical instrument of their choice (wind, brass, piano, and percussion) and have the opportunity to play in the school band. By the time children leave school they will have achieved high grades in the ABRSM examinations

Over the last 18 months the pandemic lockdown has prevented the majority of performing arts activities taking place. Undeterred, and keeping with all government guidelines on social distancing, Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire is pleased to announce a Performing Showcase involving all pupils will take place on 25 June.

The Windrush Private School Oxfordshire Performing Showcase

The Windrush Private School Oxfordshire Performing Showcase is a festival type event in which all pupils will act, sing, and dance for their family and friends. The school year groups will perform the following:

Nursery and Reception – will be singing and country dancing
Year 1 and Year 2 – will be singing and country dancing
Year 3 and Year 4 – will perform the musical, Mermaids & Pirates
Year 5 and Year 6 – will perform a special Who Dunnit play