The Music Department



Head of Department: Mrs J Raffan

Part-time & Music Technology: Mr G Haddock




We also have 10 visiting peripatetic instrumental teachers giving lessons in a full range of instruments.

Weekly ensembles include Orchestra, Wind Band, String Group, Percussion Ensemble and choir.



At KS3 the musical skills of listening, performing and composing are taught around topic-based material – e.g. Riffs/ostinato; Variations; the 12 bar blues; Film music; World music


At KS4 the Edexcel GCSE Music course is offered


At KS5 two Edexcel GCE courses are offered:

  1. Music
  2. Music Technology


The Department contributes to school occasions such as

  • our Remembrance Service
  • a Carol Service in our parish church
  • a Summer Concert
  • Awards Evening
  • assemblies
  • drama/music productions