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Music At Graveney

The music department is truly exceptional, both in our academic achievements and our extra-curricular programme.

It is a buzzing and exciting place to be and there is never a quiet moment (quite literally!).

Read the latest edition of the 'Music Matters' newsletter:

Download the latest Music Matters

Music in the Curriculum

Our aim is to provide all pupils with a comprehensive music education, a solid grounding for further study and an appreciation of a wide range of musical styles. 

We also believe that music is a powerful tool in young people’s lives and we love to watch them grow into confident, creative, courageous individuals.

Pupils study music for one hour each week in Years 7–9 and are given opportunities to develop their performance, composition and listening skills. Pupils can then choose to continue to GCSE in Year 10 or as an accelerated learning early entry course for advanced musicians in Years 8 and 9. Music is also offered at A Level and many of our students go on to study music at higher education institutions. Recent leavers have taken up places at Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Northern College of Music, alongside contemporary music colleges.

Music Scholarships

We are committed to developing the musical skills of every pupil at Graveney, however, we recognise that some exceptional musicians need further inspiration and encouragement to develop their talents.

Therefore, we offer music scholarships to students entering in Year 7 and 12.

Please click the link below for more information about music scholarships:

Music Scholarships

Musical Ensembles

Ensembles are open to students of all abilities and form the basis of our regular concerts, including those at school as well as prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Fairfield Halls, Wembley Arena and Disneyland Paris. We perform to the public on average once a week!

Click here for the Extra-curricular Music Ensembles Timetable AUTUMN 2019

UPDATED extra-curricular timetable for Christmas

Click on the links below to hear some of our larger ensembles in action: 

 

Many other groups rehearse and perform throughout the week, including:

  • Chamber Choir

  • Flute Ensemble

  • Pure Brass (Brass players, all abilities)

  • Saxophone Quartet

  • Community Choir (Parents and 6th form students)

  • Clarinet Quartet

  • African Drumming Group

  • Bands Club

  • Recorder Consort

  • Junior Guitar Ensemble

Instrumental Tuition and Assisted Instrumental Purchase

Learning an instrument is an incredibly valuable experience and we offer high-quality tuition to support pupils in realising their musical potential.

We are very fortunate to have an outstanding team of peripatetic instrumental and vocal teachers with a wealth of professional and pedagogic experience.

Please click the link below for more information about instrumental tuition.

Graveney Instrumental Tuition

You can sign up for lessons and cancel them on the Music Matters page.

 

Assisted Purchase

We are able to offer a concessionary scheme whereby parents can obtain VAT relief on the purchase of a musical instrument for their child.

Please click the link below for more information and application form.

Further information for current students and parents

Detailed and up-to-date information for current students and parents (lesson timetables and e-forms for trips, etc) is available on the Music Matters page.

If you do not know the user login, please email the music administrator, Jo Pearson, at jpearson@graveney.wandsworth.sch.uk stating your child's name and form.

 

Any other questions? 

We adore fan mail, so if you would like to get in touch with the music department, please phone us on 020 8682 7031 or email Ms King (Head of Music) at cking@graveney.wandsworth.sch.uk