Ethos of the Department

In the Music Department, girls and staff work together to develop every girl’s musical potential to the full. Practical music-making is at the heart of the Department’s ethos and girls are encouraged to aim for the highest standards in individual music lessons and extra-curricular group work.

In curriculum lessons, girls explore the subject through individually tailored performance, composition and listening activities designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity, build performance confidence and encourage independent creative thinking.

The Department values all of its musicians, ensuring that the achievements of older girls help to inspire the next generation of girls in school. The Department takes every opportunity to share its work with the wider community in tours, concerts and music festivals.

Teaching Staff

Mr N Meredith (Director of Music)
Mrs K Bentham
​Mrs D Clow
Mrs F Preston

Key Facts

  • 22 qualified VIMs deliver over 400 individual music lessons per week for a variety of instruments
  • 30 weekly music clubs offer a range of musical styles to suit all tastes
  • A busy schedule of concerts, workshops and festival appearances
  • Theory lessons and aural and accompaniment support for ABRSM exams
  • Biennial Choir and Band trips abroad
  • Recording studio with dedicated sound-engineer support