We believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to make music, whether in a choir or an instrumental ensemble, and offer a variety of these in the extended curriculum. Our current extracurricular music provision includes the following: Junior Choir, Senior Choir and Chamber Choir, Junior and Senior Orchestras, Junior and Senior Jazz Bands and a number of chamber ensembles including Clarinet Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and a number of string quartets and rock bands.
We also run a popular and successful Composition Club where pupils are encouraged to develop their creative skills and independent learning. Last year we worked closely with the drama department to put on a fantastic musical production of 'Bugsy Malone'. A large number of girls in Years 7-13 took part in this exciting production. We are currently working on 'High School Musical'.
Instrumental, vocal and music theory lessons are taught by a well qualified and experienced visiting team of 13 peripatetic music staff and the school hosts Associated Board music examinations each term.
Every girl in Year 7 participates in our instrumental taster scheme, which will give her the opportunity to learn the basics of three instruments - one during each term.
Many of our pupils progress through their grades quickly. Weekly individual and shared vocal and instrumental lessons cost between £105 and £157* a term. Shared lessons are only available following consultation with the teacher.