The Department encourages pupils to learn instruments individually and to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. We offer tuition in a variety of instruments with some 360 children making use of the facilities. All pupils in Year 3 learn the recorder. There are many groups and ensembles, an orchestra, string orchestra, swing band, brass group, three sax groups, wind trio, Flute group, Oboe group and numerous pop groups. Performance opportunities are available at special events, concerts and morning assemblies. The choir is also a major focal point, providing high quality music for Chapel Services, evensongs and special events.
In the classroom, all pupils are taught the rudiments of music and are introduced to various musical genres through listening; all classroom activities are based on the National Curriculum recommendations for Key stages 2 and 3.
The Music School has a computer suite with twenty computers, allowing pupils to harness the latest technology in music.
To request music tuition for your child, please download, print and return the Music Tuition Request form to Mr Julian Edgell, Director of Music.