Music is taught throughout Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Staff teach across the age and ability range as well as leading extra curricular activities.
We have a suite of 5 rooms in the music department and we currently offer pupils tuition on flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, strings, percussion, brass, voice and guitar. Theory lessons are also offered. Our extra curricular groups include the School Choir, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Choir (junior and senior), Junior Choir, String Ensemble, String Quartet, Clarinet Ensemble, Beginners Band and Rock Band.
We also boast a suite of computers running Sibelius which is used in all key stages.
Announcing a new way to pay…
With a view to improving the Music Tuition facility, we are happy to announce that from January 2011, parents will be able to pay for music tuition via Parent Pay. There will still be the option of paying by cash or cheque with cheques payable to SHS & SFC.
The new procedure for paying for Music Tuition is thus: At the start of each term, the Finance team will send out a memo to parents stating how much they are required to pay that term. There will be a tear off slip on the bottom of the memo asking Parents to state their method of payment. Please complete your method of payment and return the slip to a member of the finance team next to Pupil Reception.
Payment by parent pay will only be available to those who are currently having music tuition. If your daughter starts lessons mid-way through a term, they will be added to Parent Pay accordingly.
We hope that by implementing this service, it makes payment easier and less time consuming however if anyone has any queries, please feel free to contact the finance team on 01270 765 031 ext 113 or 115.
We strive to ground pupils in musical styles and traditions that are new and exciting to them, as well as preparing them for future study at GCSE and A Level. Topics covered throughout Key Stage 3 include Descriptive Music, Gamelan, Film Music, Chords and Songwriting, as well as lots of performing and singing opportunities.
Sixth formers are encouraged to participate and lead extra-curricular ensembles, as well as mentoring girls in the lower years.