Performing Arts At Graveney

Music At Graveney

The music department is truly exceptional, both in our academic achievements and our extra-curricular programme. It is a buzzing and exciting place to be and there is never a quiet moment (quite literally!).

For more information about recent activities, events and trips click the link below for our latest termly newsletter ‘Music Matters’.
Music Matters 76 September

Music in the Curriculum

Our aim is to provide all pupils with a comprehensive music education, a solid grounding for further music study and an appreciation of a wide range of musical styles. We also believe that music is a powerful tool in young people’s lives and we love to watch them grow into confident, creative, courageous individuals.

Pupils study music for one hour each week in Years 7–9 and are given opportunities to develop their performance, composition and listening skills. Pupils can then choose to continue to GCSE in Year 10 or as an accelerated learning early entry course for advanced musicians in Years 8 and 9. Music is also offered at A Level and many of our students go on to study music at higher education institutions. Recent leavers have taken up places at Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Northern College of Music, alongside contemporary music colleges.

Music Scholarships

We are committed to developing the musical skills of every pupil at Graveney, however, we recognise that some exceptional musicians need further inspiration and encouragement to develop their talents. Therefore, from September 2017 we are offering music scholarships to students entering in Year 7 and 12. Please click the links below for more information regarding music scholarships. 
Year 7 Music Scholarships 
Year 12 Music Scholarships

Musical Ensembles

Ensembles are open to students of all abilities and form the basis of our regular concerts, including those at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Fairfield Halls, Wembley Arena and Disneyland Paris. We perform to the public on average once a week! 

Click on the links below to hear some of our larger ensembles in action: 

There are also many smaller groups rehearsing and performing throughout the week. Here are just some of them: 

  • Ukulele Society
  • Pure Brass (Brass, all abilities)
  • RockJam
  • Community Choir (Parents and 6th form students)
  • Boys’ Choir
  • African Drumming Group
  • Bands Club
  • Recorder Consort
  • Music Ensembles Spring 2017 

Instrumental Tuition

Learning an instrument is an incredibly valuable experience and we offer high-quality tuition to support pupils in realising their musical potential. We are very fortunate to have an outstanding team of peripatetic instrumental and vocal teachers with a wealth of professional and pedagogic experience. Please click the links below for more information regarding instrumental tuition.
Graveney Instrumental Tuition

We are able to offer a concessionary scheme whereby parents can obtain VAT relief on the purchase of a musical instrument for their child. For more information and an application form, please download the documents below. 
Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme
Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme - Application Form

Music Matters Fronter Portal

Detailed information for current students and parents such as: current instrumental timetables; e-forms for trips or events is available from the Music Matters Fronter portal www.fronter.com/wandsworth

If you do not know the user login, please email the music administrator zappleton@graveney.wandsworth.sch.uk stating your child's name and form.

Any other questions? 

We adore fan mail, so if you would like to get in touch with the music department, please phone us on 020 8682 7031 or email Miss King (Head of Music) at cking@graveney.wandsworth.sch.uk


Graveney School, Welham Road, SW17 9BU


Tel: 0208 682 7000  |  Fax: 0208 682 7075