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Music is taught to all pupils from the Nursery to Year 8. The Pre-Prep pupils have one lesson a week in which singing, rhythm and percussion are the main focus. There are also opportunities for the children in the Pre-Prep to take part in small ensembles with the Pre-Prep Choir; Ocarinas and Boomwhackers being very popular.

As the pupils progress through the years the emphasis also includes composition work and learning about a wide range of composers as well as music from around the world. At the same time, they further develop their singing and listening skills. Pupils in Years 3 and 4 also all learn the recorder.

As well as class music there are several choral ensembles including a large choir, Lower Prep singing group, Girl Choristers as well as an elite group of vocalists in G5 which includes our boy choristers. Other ensembles include: String Group, Wind and Brass Ensembles, Recorder Consort, Samba Band and a Piano Trio.

There are 9 visiting instrumental teachers so pupils can learn all the main instruments and work towards music exams. Each term there are variety of opportunities to develop their performance skills including concerts; local music festivals; our annual music competition and music assemblies in addition to the school musical.

Year 1 playing Ocarinas
Year 1 developing their music skills in an Ocarina Ensemble
Piano Trio
In rehearsal for the Junior Soloists’ Concert
Saxophone Trio
Tonbridge School Choristers
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Early Years Open Morning, Friday June 17th

You are warmly invited to join us at ourĀ EYFS (Nursery and Reception) and Pre-Prep Open MorningĀ on Friday, 17th June 2022.

Refreshments will be available from 9.30am in the school dining hall. Mr Gough, Headmaster, and Mrs Sowerby, Head of Pre-Prep and Early Years, will be giving a short welcome talk at 9.45am, followed by tours of the school.

Book your place here

We currently have a few Reception places for September 2022.