The Abbey School is renowned for its outstanding musical tradition. We aim to offer something for everyone in the hope of instilling a life-long love of music and the performing arts.

The musical life of the school combines academic study with an exciting extra-curricular programme of ensembles, concerts, productions, visits, and overseas concert tours. The department is always busy, with our Music ICT Suite very popular with our composers.

The wide-ranging programme of individual music lessons is provided by over 20 leading instrumental and vocal teachers. Some of the world’s finest musicians visit each year to give recitals and to talk to the students. As an academic subject, Music connects uniquely with so many other disciplines and this is reflected in its popularity as a GCSE option and in the Sixth Form, with musicians often going on to study at prestigious universities and conservatories.

Specialist scholarships in Music are offered to pupils joining the Senior School in Upper III (Year 7) and are awarded for three years until the end of Upper IV (Year 9). Find out more on The Abbey’s Scholarships page.

There are many additional opportunities to participate in Music at the Senior School. Find out more on The Abbey’s Extra-Curricular page.