Our pupils are afforded every opportunity to challenge themselves creatively during their time at King’s. Many take their acting and performing incredibly seriously, and a handful of pupils take the decision to pursue this as their chosen career.
In recent years, Janet K gained a place at the National Youth Theatre, and more recently, Sixth Form pupils Cerian C and Daniela M have gained places at a prestigious drama school for acting.
Pupils often expand their knowledge and skills by entering events and competitions. We’re fortunate enough to have a number of festivals in our home town of Taunton (music, drama, and dance), but a little further afield, the Exeter Northcott Theatre continues to develop events and opportunities for young people to get create. Ralph H has entered the theatre’s short film competition and has attended two interviews so far, with the winner announcement pending …
Commenting, our Head of Drama and Performing Arts, Ms Agg-Manning, says: “We are very lucky to have such talented students at King’s who are extremely driven, when they put their mind to it, and more often than not they succeed. The Performing Arts Department sees many successes and we are so fortunate to have the resources to help support them in their journey, be it acting or technical. I am thrilled with having two students this year accepted to drama schools, and I cannot wait to see Ralph’s film in all its glory."