The creative arts are a valued component of a Bloxham education and they play an important role in the spiritual, social and cultural development of our pupils.
Through a mix of lessons, activities and performances, students are exposed to a wide variety of creative pieces and are encouraged to form their own appreciation of music, drama and art to build on throughout their lives.
There are a variety of artistic opportunities open to pupils beyond their normal curriculum involvement. We have excellent facilities for all artistic pursuits including a kiln and a modelling room.
Sculptures in clay and metal adorn the school’s grounds where they have found a permanent exhibition space to be enjoyed by generations of Bloxhamists. Bloxham regularly stages exhibitions of students work online and around the walls of the school, a feature that is often commented on by visitors.
Drama is a very popular subject at Bloxham, run with energy and a focus on building students’ confidence and creativity. Students throw themselves into the annual inter-house drama competition, with themes in recent years as varied as tales from the Brother’s Grim to stories from Roald Dahl. A highlight in the calendar is the whole-school production, which takes place each Autumn and draws in a large cast and crew from across the school.
Bloxham is one of few schools to have taken a production to the Edinburgh Fringe – performing a student-devised pieces, The Invisible Man, which attracted rave reviews.
All Lower School students take part in drama lessons and LAMDA assessments, and a strong number of students opt for GCSE drama and A Level theatre studies. Students enjoy visits to a range of exciting theatre, with the prestigious RSC, Warwick Arts Centre and Oxford Playhouse on our doorstep, and London’s West End just an hour’s train journey.
Bloxham has a proud musical tradition and an inclusive philosophy which enables a large cross-section of the school to benefit from the many opportunities available. At the heart of this approach lies the inter-house music competition, which involves every Bloxham student.
You can find out more about the creative arts at Bloxham in our 'News and Events' section.
To view the Broader Curricular Booklet, please click here.