Music

Music thrives and abounds at all levels in the school. In addition to the usual curriculum time, practices are often undertaken at lunchtime and after school.

Pupils have the opportunity to undertake individual instrumental tuition and also have the opportunity to participate in group ensemble work or to join the junior or senior choirs. The choirs take part in a number of activities ranging from the traditional Carol Concert at the local church in December to the musical extravaganzas that are staged throughout the junior and senior departments at various times. Recent summer shows have ranged from the tradition of ‘Oliver’ and the glamour of ‘Cats’, to the power and emotion of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.

Both drama and music provide every opportunity for artistic expression throughout the whole of the school. Such opportunities require a great deal of commitment and team work outside the usual curriculum and in this way pupils develop increasing self-discipline and confidence, as well as the satisfaction and pleasure gained from participating in such performing arts.