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‘Pupils are at the heart of everything we do’

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Performing Arts

MUSIC at Steephill


Music plays an important part in everyday life at Steephill School. Every class has a weekly music lesson in which all pupils have the opportunity to sing and to play musical instruments such as class percussion instruments and electronic keyboards. Pupils also compose, listen to and appraise music and perform to each other.


Steephill School offers many other opportunities throughout the week for pupils to learn and experience music. There is a recorder group, a junior choir (for classes three to six) and an infant choir (for classes lower one to two).

There is also an instrumental ensemble in which the children can play tuned and untuned percussion instruments, recorders, guitars, drums and keyboards.


Individual or group lessons instrumental lessons are available for the guitar, piano and keyboard.


The school regularly participates at music festivals, such as Gravesham Music Festival and Beckenham Music Festival, where our pupils have won many awards over the years.  


The upper school has on a number of occasions visited the Albert Hall and sung as part of the 'Barnado's Young Supporters' concert.


DRAMA at Steephill


Drama plays a large part in the life of Steephill School. Every year all the year groups stage their own major production.


In the Autumn term the lower school performs Christmas nativities and plays.


The year three and four classes perform a play with songs and music in the spring term.


The year five and six classes perform a musical at the end of the summer term.


Steephill had great success at the recent Bromley Festival of Speech and Drama. Many of our students came 1st and 2nd place in their categories; which included Speech and Drama, Singing and Pianoforte.