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Yehudi Menuhin believed in the importance of a homely, family atmosphere in his school, and as we walked about, we saw children playing contentedly in the school’s leafy grounds, cheering on their friends in the lunchtime concert, and generally appearing...

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Specialist Music School plus GCSE and A level subjects. Entry is strictly through instrumental audition.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Music at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Music at an English Independent School (GCE A level)

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Music and dance scheme - government funding and grants available to help with fees at selected independent music and dance schools.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Yehudi Menuhin believed in the importance of a homely, family atmosphere in his school, and as we walked about, we saw children playing contentedly in the school’s leafy grounds, cheering on their friends in the lunchtime concert, and generally appearing happy and at ease. Students attested to the kindness of the staff. ‘The school’s been really patient with me,’ said one, philosophically. ‘When I first came, I wasn’t a well-behaved child. Anywhere else would have asked me to leave.’

Headmaster

Since 2010, Dr Richard Hillier MA PhD (50s). Began his school career as a chorister at The King’s (The Cathedral) School in Peterborough. Read classics at St John’s Cambridge, and after a spell of teaching in St Andrew’s and Durham, became head of classics and housemaster at Repton. Took up the post of head at the Oratory...

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