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Obviously, music is central to life. Evidence of boy-life and wit abounds. 'WACS Lyrical', the boys' own noticeboard, details competitions, initiatives, jokes and notices - full of fun and ideas. 'You have to be very independent and organised,' a seasoned 12-year-old told us. 'You can't rely on your parents to pack your bag and find your pencil case - you have to...

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Westminster Abbey Choir School is the only school in UK which caters exclusively for choristers.

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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

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Since 2002, Mr Jonathan Milton BEd (50s), married, formerly head of The Abbey School in Tewkesbury. Bred, if not born, into the choir school tradition - he was a choral scholar at York. Music was his degree subject, though he now teaches geography. A gentle man, whose quiet, friendly manner betrays a profound love of his unique school, the tradition it enshrines and the community of boys and staff which gives it ever-fresh life. Clearly, an inspired appointment. Mr Milton is, at once, a traditionalist and a moderniser – exactly the right balance for the place. ‘When I came, there were no carpets or curtains and it felt tense – that’s now completely gone. It was dark too. We’ve tried to make it gentler.’ He showed us the little IT room next to the...

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