The depth and range of our extra-curricular activities is one of the keys to our success. Our girls take part in an astonishing array of artistic, dramatic, musical and sporting pursuits, as well as attending before-school, lunchtime and after-school clubs.
There’s often a buzz around the school as the girls rehearse for the latest concert, musical or play. Music can be heard everywhere. String instruments are taught weekly in a group for pupils in Years 1 and 2. From Year 3, individual lessons are available on a variety of instruments.
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The Junior School Music Department is a buzzy, exciting environment. We aim to stimulate and challenge, to nurture, foster and encourage musical potential. We provide many musical opportunities that will help your daughter develop skills that enable her to enjoy music making.
We provide a comprehensive and systematic curriculum that all girls follow, which include ukulele and recorder playing. All girls in Key Stage 2 sing in the school choir and Key Stage 1 girls have the opportunity to take part in a string experience. We also provide extensive extra-curricular activities with our dedicated and specialist team of Visiting Music Staff (VMS). The many ensembles include Year 1 and 2 String Group, Wind Band, Brass Ensemble, Fairseat Orchestra and, for the more experienced musicians, the Spears Vocal Ensemble and Spears String Ensemble. All girls in Key Stage 2 sing in the choir. There are weekly rehearsals and the girls perform regularly. Almost half of all Junior School girls enjoy weekly one-to-one music tuition and celebrate success with Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations. Students often secure places in the National Children’s Orchestra and at specialist Saturday morning music schools.
- For further information about all music opportunities at the Junior School please read our Music Booklet
- In the current situation, please also see the additional information Tasters-Parent letter
- Notable Music Dates
Every girl who learns an instrument, whether in school or externally, is given numerous opportunities to perform. These range from Form Assemblies, Musical Soirees, Christmas Productions, the Upper KS2 Production and the Spring Concert. Girls are also invited to play the entry/exit music each week for Assembly.
There are many varied events during the school year. They include: Harvest Festival, Performance, Christmas Concerts, Shows, Sports Day and Founders’ Day.
Visits and trips
All Year groups take advantage of our location and visit the many museums and galleries that London has on offer to complement the curriculum.
In Year 4, 5 & 6, the girls go on residential trips to develop their independence, confidence and team skills.