Creativity comes from the exercise of self-discipline, rather than conformity. Our activities are designed to light up different areas of the mind and keep all the doors open. Girls can then discover special talents and a particular niche, at any age.
The cultural life of the school is constantly renewed and energised. Inspirational paintings, photographs, beautifully designed garments and objects are displayed for everyone to enjoy. Pupils enter their work for local, national and school competitions. They can opt in to life drawing classes and art workshops. A lively school magazine, book weeks, reading groups, writing competitions and poetry days encourage personal expression. Theatre, museum and gallery visits, trips to literary festivals and to the great artistic treasures of Europe feed and rejuvenate creativity.
Prior’s Field girls take every opportunity to tread the boards. Recent performances have been spectacular with stunning musicals, large cast productions and entries for the Shakespeare Schools’ Festival. LAMDA and RADA classes are equally popular.
Everyone is encouraged to take part in music, whatever their level of ability. From violin and electric guitar to saxophone, flute and rock and pop singing, we encourage diverse interests. For more advanced musicians there are plenty of formal performance opportunities through the concert band, brass and strings groups, the annual celebration of Christmas service and house music competition. Tea time concerts give less experienced musicians a turn in the spotlight.