High School Musical 2024 (2)

Performances and Events

High School Musical

Rehearsals for the whole school production begin in January. The schedules below are also on display around the school so that students are aware of when they need to stay. 

You can also download a copy of the Rehearsal Schedule here.





School Events

Following the success of the ‘An Evening of’ informal concert series, we will be expanding this further to provide more opportunities for specific instruments in the 2023-2024 academic term.

There will be annual Winter Concert, Music Competition Week and Leavers Concert plus the whole-school production and the ‘Night of 100 Voices’ as a regular concert.

The provisionally booked dates (subject to change) for the next academic year are: 

  • 10th October – An Evening of Piano (5.15pm)
  • 27th November – Winter Concert at Chelmsford Cathedral (7pm)
  • 1st December – Winter Concert (Primary School Matinee)
  • 12th December – Gym and Dance Display
  • 24th January – An Evening of Instruments: Brass, Woodwind & Strings including Guitar (5.15pm)
  • 13th February – An Evening of Voice: KS3, Year 7-9 (5.15pm)
  • 15th February – An Evening of Voice: KS4 and KS5, Year 10-13 (5.15pm)
  • 27th February – An Evening of Rhythm: Drums and Percussion Club
  • 11th March to 14th March – Music Competition Week (Final on the Thursday evening)
  • 16th March – Inter-Primary Music Competition
  • 27th March – A Night of 100 Voices
  • 1st July – School Production: Performance 1
  • 2nd July – School Production: Performance 2 (Primary Matinee)
  • 4th July – School Production: Performance 3
  • 5th July – School Production: Performance 4
  • An Evening of Musical Theatre – TBC
  • Summer Concert - TBC
  • Creative Arts Fayre – TBC

All events are in Primmer Assembly Hall unless stated.

Mary Poppins - February 2023

In February 2023, the wind was in the East, a mist came in, and Mary Poppins flew into Baddow!

106 students from Year 7 to Year 13 worked tirelessly from the beginning of the academic year to bring our version of this beloved family classic to life. Following the inspirational direction of Miss Lyons, the students put on a spectacular show, unimaginably raising the bar from last years musical ‘We Will Rock You’ (2022).

From the complex dance-routine of Step In Time, to the three-part harmonies of Jolly Holiday, the students rose to the challenge of the musical and thrilled a combined audience of 1500 secondary/primary students, friends and family. With 26 songs, three big dance choreography numbers and pages of dialogue, the show was no small feat. The show even featured magic and illusions with the infamous bottom-less bag trick in Practically Perfect, kites flying in Lets Go Fly a Kite, a fireplace burning in The Nanny Letter and collapsible-then-repairable furniture in Spoonful of Sugar.

This musical was the last performance for some of our sixth formers who are now applying for prestigious theatre schools in London including Italia Conti. They have certainly left their creative stamp on the Drama and Music departments and performed memorable lead roles that have, without doubt, inspired our younger students. Our KS3 and KS4 students are already chomping-at-the-bit to start the next musical which will be revealed at a special launch event at the end of this academic year.

Until then, please take a look through the gallery of photos and enjoy the colourful costumes, incredible set and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious memories of Mary Poppins the Musical (2023).

View the Photo Gallery here.