The music department aims to stimuate all pupils, from those not playing any instruments to those exceptionally talented seeking future scholarships. A large proportion of pupils receive individual tuition on a range of instruments, some learning for pleasure and many others achieving above average results in music examinations.
All pupils are welcome to join one of the three choirs, in which all our pupils take part. The emphasis is always on having fun, as well as learning to sing in parts and read music for those wishing to specialise further.
There is a range of recorder groups, which build on the tuition received by all pupils in Year 2, along with many instrumental groups led by specialist teachers. There are opportunities available to perform at informal concerts in the orchestra, string ensemble and jazz band groups. These opportunities extend to informal concerts, competitions, assemblies, church carol services and an annual music department revue. Talented musicians can also develop their interests to higher levels, with theory lessons and extension groups. Music scholarships are awarded for pupils with musical potential.