“Music is about communication, creativity and co-operation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.”
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We aim to provide a high-quality music education which engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. We enable students to develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in all types of music.
Extra-curricular activities provide opportunities for students to participate in a variety of instrumental and vocal groups. These include orchestra, vocal groups/choirs, guitar group, string group and soul band. Tuition lessons are available on all orchestral instruments as well as drum kit, guitar, bass guitar, piano/keyboard and vocals. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are offered lessons which are heavily subsidised or free of charge. Ensembles have performed at various school concerts and shows during the year as well as at our annual Carol Service, local hospitals, residential homes, at the Victorian Christmas Fayre, the Cathedral and local primary schools. A number of our singers also recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which was an exciting opportunity for all involved.