From the earliest age our children are encouraged to realise their creative talents. Music is a life skill which we take very seriously, but we also want these sessions to be fun and our pupils benefit from having a dedicated Director of Music to guide and encourage them.
From Nursery to Year 3, each class has three music lessons a week, with Years 4 to 6 receiving two lessons. In addition to these lessons, all children in Year 2 have a group violin lesson every week. In Year 3, the children have a group recorder and keyboard lesson for a term.
Over half the pupils in the whole school learn at least one musical instrument and ten visiting music teachers provide individual tuition. There is an orchestra and two choirs for all pupils in Years 3 to 6.
We stage regular informal and formal music concerts at school, as well as performances at local venues and churches. Our children work very hard for these events, and parents are encouraged to support whenever possible.
Our music department is a significant strength in our school and we enjoy listening to the children as they develop their skills and expertise. Our children regularly gain music awards into the Senior School at 11+ and continue on their musical journey with confidence and enjoyment.
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“I’m not sure because I love them all.” – Tyler Yr6