The musical life of The Abbey is rich and varied – there is truly something for everyone and we aim to inspire an enduring love of music in all our pupils. Music brings together so many creative and academic elements, and contributes so positively to well-being and community, that we feel it is an essential part of any school.

Pupils are given the opportunity to develop practical skills, including composition in our well-equipped music ICT Suite, alongside refining their appreciation of the cultural and historic aspects of music. Building on the first two years of musical study many girls go on to further study and recent leavers have gained prestigious places at music schools including the Royal Welsh College of Music.

Complementing the curriculum is our energetic extra-curricular programme which encompasses major productions, trips, concerts and tours for our many choirs, the orchestra and concert band. We are fortunate to have links with some of the UK’s most talented professional musicians and hold regular recitals which are always preceded by a chance for the girls to quiz our visiting performers on their life in music.

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