“Drama is life with the dull parts left out”

 – Sir Alfred Hitchcock  


Position held

Mr D Poulter

Drama Subject Lead


Drama is a crucial way of developing a student’s communication skills, confidence and self-esteem. At Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy we supply a wide range of opportunities for students to find their voice in front of an audience.  


In class, students explore a variety of genres and performance styles. They work collaboratively as part of groups and independently in order to produce performance pieces to be shown to the class. As a result of peer and student feedback, they are encouraged to continuously evaluate and improve their work, gaining further confidence along the way.  


Students are constantly encouraged to be innovative and expressive in their performance responses, allowing them to develop performance skills that help give voice to their creative instincts.  

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Key Stage 4

Drama Outside of the Classroom


Year 7 Drama club takes place after school on a Wednesday. Students are currently working on creating their own original mini-performances.


Year 8, 9 & 10 Drama club takes place after school on a Tuesday. Students are currently looking at approaches to play texts. Texts include Hamlet, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Crucible, Top Girls and Our Country’s Good.