At each stage of their learning, students are introduced to art and performance skills along with practices and forms of theatre and art to develop creative and critical thinking. Our learners are exposed to the study of art and theatre history as well as theory through project based learning, masterclasses and workshops.
The curriculum is aligned to meet the academic rigour of the examination years while honing interests that manifest into creative careers. Additionally, teachers incorporate cross-curricular projects and additional learning opportunities such as those in partnership with FOBISIA, ISTA and Round Square among other national and global events. Competitive performance exams such as TRINITY and LAMDA are also offered to students who wish to extend their knowledge beyond the curriculum.
We strive to foster a love and appreciation of music in all our students. Our diverse and well-structured curriculum provides opportunities for students of all ages and ability to realise their musical potential through challenging and engaging activities.
The music programme at EYFS synthesises the essential elements of international pedagogical practices and methods, including Orff Schulwerk, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Kodaly. Students have specialist music lessons that encourage them to develop their sense of pitch and rhythm along with an appreciation of the global diversity of vocal and instrumental traditions.
The Primary music programme is stimulating and diverse incorporating the core activities of performing, improvising, creating and listening following the core standard of the National Curriculum of England. The programme features a strong emphasis on choral singing and ensemble instrumental performances.
In the Middle Years, there is a focus on developing refined aural perception, sight-reading skills and understanding of music in relation to time, place and cultures, while becoming knowledgeable, reflective and critical practitioners.
Beyond the curriculum, individual and small groups Instrumental lessons are available for Upper Primary and Middle Years students during the school day, delivered by specialist tutors (strings and woodwind).
In Secondary, our academic music programme provides our students an opportunity to pursue the demanding Cambridge IGCSE and IB music courses promoting development of advanced music making skills and a life-long passion for music.
To inspire high achievement in students, we have developed strong partnerships with many international music organisations, such as ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall. Apart from being an ABRSM exam centre, the school hosts prestigious annual ABRSM High Scorer’s Concerts and also hosted the first ISACI World Music Choral Festival.