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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 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...

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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.

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Head

Since January 2018, Kate Clanchy, previously senior master at Westminster School. Degree in modern and medieval languages from Cambridge, masters from the Institute of Education and an MBA. Initially head of marketing for a French water company; French teacher at Dulwich College, head of modern langs at JAGS, deputy head at St Paul's Girls before joining Westminster in 2013. She's also a governor of Oak Lodge School for pupils with hearing difficulties.

Academic matters

‘It’s not the best, but it’s OK,’ was how one student described the academic provision. Results are certainly OK. In 2017, 60 per cent A*-A/9-7s at GCSE. A levels were 55 per cent at A*/A and 81 per cent at A*-B. This information isn’t readily available on the website, giving the impression that the school doesn’t think it of much interest; no...

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