Music plays an important role in the life of the Prep School. We aim to provide an exciting musical education to all children, catering for all abilities and styles of learning.
Our classroom music curriculum fosters a love and appreciation of music. Children in the Prep School participate in class group instrumental schemes, which this year are Strings in Year 2, Woodwind in Year 3, Brass in Year 4, Ukuleles in Year 5 and Guitars in Year 6. Pupils study all genres of music in class and musical literacy is taught using Kodaly principles.
Throughout the year there are regular class concerts giving every child the chance to perform. There are also regular informal soloist concerts for parents as well as termly choir and ensemble performances. Every child sings in the Christmas Carol concert and has opportunities to perform in assemblies and other events.
Our team of professional visiting music teachers offer individual lessons on a wide range of instruments, please click here for full details.
The school runs a varied co-curricular music programme which currently includes: String Orchestra, Beginner Strings, Junior Choir, Senior Choir, JETS (Junior Eric Thiman Singers), ETS (Eric Thiman Singers), Flute ensemble, Concert Band and an invitational chamber group. These ensembles perform regularly and cater for all musicians, from beginners upwards. The school also runs an annual school House Music competition.
Strong links with the Senior School offer wider opportunities to our pupils including combined School ensembles and choirs.