Music permeates our everyday lives. From concert halls to the cinema, Spotify to iTunes, podcasts to Muzak, music is more diverse and readily available than ever before. At Alleyn’s, we encourage pupils to appreciate, understand, and think critically about the music around them.

Our curriculum enables pupils of all backgrounds, experiences and standards to engage in the three core musical disciplines as outlined by the National Curriculum: performance, composition and listening. Over the course of Years 7-9, all pupils studying Music perform in two major concerts in the MCT: the Year 7 Concert in January and the Year 9 Music Festival in July. At GCSE and A Level students continue to build upon these skills through the study of an eclectic array of set works. At all levels, we enjoy drawing upon the often-diverse musical experiences and backgrounds of students to create a learning environment that is open, hands-on and intellectually stimulating.

Beyond the classroom, we have a thriving co-curricular scene, enabling pupils to explore their musical interests further. Students enjoy making use of our extensive resources in their own time to advance their skills, whether that is practising for a class concert in one of our well-equipped practice rooms, working on Logic or Sibelius in one of our two Mac Suites, or recording a composition in our recently refurbished Recording Studio. Located as we are in one of the cultural capitals of the world, we also enjoy regular concert trips to major London venues to complement academic studies. 

Music Scholarships, Exhibitions and Bursaries

Various generous Music Awards are available at 11+ and 16+. More information on these, including the dedicated Open Morning for potential music scholars in October to which all interested applicants are encouraged to attend, can be found in the Admissions section.

"Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." 


Lower School pupils playing brass instruments