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Music forms a large part of school life and there is plenty of opportunity to showcase the abundance of singing and musical talent.

The discipline of learning an instrument improves concentration and instils confidence through performance. Music is delivered in our own music suites by two specialist music teachers who encourage musical creativity and enjoyment, through both the curriculum and an array of extra-curricular activities.

Girls from Reception to Year 2 have twice-weekly Music Lessons in the Mulberry House Music Suite with their own specialist Music Teacher. Lessons involve singing, understanding rhythm, playing percussion instruments and gently introducing girls to musical appreciation from a young age. All pupils in Years 3 to 6 enjoy two timetabled music lessons a week which take place in the St. John’s House Music Suite which is well equipped with percussion and musical instruments.

All girls from Year 2 are encouraged to learn to play a musical instrument with 'taster' lessons available in school. An understanding of rhythm begins, a variety of instruments are introduced and an appreciation of music develops. Our girls are eager to learn an instrument, with over two thirds of pupils taking individual music lessons. Girls are very well prepared when they take Associated Board Music exams and are extremely successful. They have the opportunity to show off their impressive talent in popular music concerts throughout the year. Our stunning choirs perform in competitions and events all over the country and abroad, and have won many prestigious trophies.

Key Facts

  • There are 3 choirs - the Year 2 Choir, Lower Junior Choir (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Junior Choir (Years 5 and 6)
  • Choirs achieve much success in festivals and competitions
  • The Junior School Orchestra involves a wide range of instrument players
  • Lunchtime ensembles include String, Recorder, Guitar and Wind Groups
  • Theory and Aural lessons help girls prepare for Associated Board exams
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