Welcome to the Drama Department

Head of Department - Mr A. McTeague

At Holy Family, our Drama Department is committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive environment where students can explore the transformative power of theatre and develop their artistic abilities. We believe that theatre is a powerful medium for self-expression, empathy-building, and personal growth.


Our department is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education in all aspects of theatre, including performance, production, and critical analysis. Through a curriculum that combines theoretical and practical approaches, we aim to equip our students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to thrive in the dynamic world of theatre and beyond.


We prioritise the development of both individual and collaborative skills within our students. Through a variety of workshops, rehearsals, and performance opportunities, we encourage our students to take creative risks, push boundaries, and embrace the diverse perspectives that theatre offers. We believe in fostering an environment that celebrates the unique talents and voices of each student, allowing them to grow as artists and individuals.


Our faculty consists of experienced professionals who are passionate about teaching and mentoring. They bring a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise to the classroom, guiding students in honing their craft and encouraging them to explore new forms and styles of theatre. We are committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment where students can receive individualised attention and guidance throughout their journey.


At Holy Family, our Drama Department is a hub of creativity and exploration, designed to inspire and equip students with a profound understanding of the dramatic arts. We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on key skills, techniques, and contextual insights, with a special emphasis on the influential methodologies of Brecht, Stanislavski and others.


Our students engage in a dynamic blend of script work and devising, delving into both classical and contemporary texts while also honing their ability to create original, thought-provoking performances. This approach ensures that our students not only comprehend the rich history of drama but also actively contribute to its evolution through their own creative endeavours.


One of our core objectives is to build confidence in our pupils. We believe that participation in drama goes beyond the stage, fostering essential life skills such as effective communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. The Drama Department at Holy Family is a safe and supportive space where students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zones, take creative risks, and discover the strength within their own voices.


In conclusion, our Drama Department is dedicated to nurturing a supportive and creative environment where students can develop their artistic talents, acquire valuable skills, and grow as individuals. We strive to cultivate a community that values artistic excellence, collaboration, and the exploration of diverse perspectives. Through our comprehensive curriculum, passionate faculty, and commitment to community engagement, we aim to empower our students to become innovative theatre practitioners and advocates for social change.



Love of drama and performance


Drama Key Stage 3 Curriculum Maps

Drama Key Stage 4 Curriculum Maps


Whole School Play

Each year we stage a school production which provides an opportunity for the whole school to get involved. In addition to acting and performing, we are always looking for pupils with the following skills: good business acumen to market the show; art and set design skills to create our stunning scenery; the technical know-how to operate the AV equipment. We are currently investing a significant amount of money into the Drama Department in order to allow pupils to reach their full potential.

Karaoke Club

After School Rehearsals

Lunchtime Rehearsals