The Music department, with its reputation for excellent music making, lies right at the heart of the school. We offer a wide array of opportunities in performance through orchestras, choirs, ensembles and groups suitable for musicians of all abilities.
In addition, there are over 25 clubs or groups including a wide range of styles and groups such as; Acapella, Piano Duos – as well as Trios, Choirs (Chamber, Lower School Chamber), Orchestras (Session, Symphony, Chamber), Conducting, Film Music, Jazz and Rock Bands, Bassoon Quartet, Flute Ensemble. Our musicians take a leading role in all our senior and lower school productions. Students take individual music lessons across a broad range of instruments from our specialist visiting music teachers and our music scholars play an important part in the musical life of the school and perform in our Teatime Concerts, termly Recitals and take part in National competitions.
From performance to artistic expression, our drama department offers an exciting range of opportunities. Unique to Notting Hill & Ealing High School is Backstage Pass – which has three levels offering the chance for students from all ages to get involved in all technical as well as production aspects of theatre. Our 360 drama studio enables direct hands-on access to technical staging and lighting as well as access to set design and make-up. Drama productions in both the Lower School and the Senior School run each year giving everyone the chance to get involved. Performance focused students can take their acting skills to the next level by joining the Drama Club, study for a LAMDA qualification or take a production to the Edinburgh Fringe.
The Art Department is a creative hub with students from Years 7-9 taking part in inspiring lessons to stretch their imagination. The three light-filled art studios, with specialised facilities give students the chance to explore and develop their talents. An Artist in Residence, a Transatlantic Art Exchange with partner school in USA and The Big Draw are just a few opportunities. The Annual Spring Fashion Show is another significant date in our creative calendar. A student-led theme is chosen and the whole school is involved, from designing the outfits to curating and exhibiting the event.
An inspiring range of creative clubs include a weekly Art Club, Life drawing lessons as well as a History of Art Club, Design Technology, Film and Photography and craft clubs. At the end of the summer term the Atrium is filled with the students’ creativity at the Annual Art exhibition which also celebrates the GCSE and A Level work.