Music at St Paul’s

St Paul’s High School supports a vibrant and enterprising Music Department, which aims to offer a diverse experience of music to each student. It also enjoys a 100% success rate at GCSE, AS and A2 Level.

All students have the opportunity to take up a musical instrument and to cater for this we have a large peripatetic staff providing individual and group tuition in voice, strings, woodwind, brass and piano, guitar, percussion and drum kit. Students are prepared for the grade examination of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in both practical and theory.

The Music department places great emphasis on extra curricular activities and students are encouraged to take part in all of these. We are proud of our Orchestra, Choir, Chamber Choir, Mixed Choir, String Quartets, Traditional Irish Groups, Woodwind Ensembles and many other hoc ensembles.

Each year the Music department undertakes a full and challenging programme of competitions and concerts as well as performances at our annual Prize giving ceremony, Open Day and liturgical celebrations.

Our musicians also contribute regularly to many community and charity events and have been broadcast on television and radio, both locally and abroad. Musical productions are staged biennially in conjunction with the Drama department.

At present, music facilities include three dedicated Music rooms, five practice rooms, a Music Technology suite and a recording studio. Each practice room contains a piano. Students can use the practice rooms before and after school and during study periods in sixth form.