Music Scholarship Programme

St Paul's Way Trust School's Music Scholarship Programme is now in its sixth successful year. In each year group up to 14 scholarship places can be awarded to Year 6 students based on their natural music aptitude.

Music scholars form an integral part of our successful and thriving music department and help to lead and inspire our other excellent young musicians.

Music scholars are expected to learn at least one orchestral instrument and become an ensemble member in both our Symphony Orchestra and School Choir in addition to supporting and participating in our extensive performance calendar throughout the year.

In addition to these core expectations many scholars also take full advantage of the outstanding workshop and partnership opportunities that we provide and many have made great contacts and networks at many prestigious musical establishments with great promise for the future.

The Music Scholarship Programme is a unique, encouraging and talented community within SPWT and the bespoke opportunities provided are leading them towards further and higher education and careers within music and the arts.

Music Aptitude Test – Registration Form and Frequently Asked Questions

KS3

In addition to the specific items below all scholars are expected to immerse themselves in the broad spectrum of workshop and performance opportunities throughout the year. These will include specially selected workshops with professional organisations on an annual basis. Previous partnerships for music scholars has included:

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Ancient Academy of Music
  • The Barbican
  • Queen Mary University music scholars and lecturers
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Voces 8
  • English National Opera

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Instrumental tuition in two instruments. 33 lessons per year – one instrument is compulsory

Tuned Percussion

Tuned Percussion (option)

DrumWorks

DrumWorks (option)

Orchestra rehearsals; Monday after school – compulsory

Choir rehearsals; Tuesday lunchtime - Compulsory

 

 

 

 

Apollo 5 Young leaders

 

 

 

 

Spitalfields Big Sing

 

Spitalfields Big Sing (option)

 

Spitalfields Big Sing (option)

End of term concert – every term - compulsory

Music Junction beginners

 

 

 

 

Music Junction mentors

 

School musical

 

School musical

 

School musical

 

 

 

Walthamstow Garden Party

 

 

Walthamstow Garden Party

 

 

Walthamstow Garden Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative pathways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harmony training, piano

 

 

ABRSM exams

 

 

ABRSM exams

 

 

ABRSM exams

KS4

Once students are in KS4 all of the options from KS3 are available to them for continuation, however the scholarship scheme then becomes even more personalised and bespoke as students prepare for further and higher education involving music and also future careers.

It is an expectation that music scholars would opt to study music at GCSE level and hopefully then move on to A-level at KS5. Some options on bespoke scheme at key stage 4:

  • All KS3 options are available to KS4 students
  • A minimum of one instrument to continue to be learnt. Extension lessons for anyone requiring e.g. post grade 6 or audition prep
  • Work experience placements specifically focussed on music; currently includes Decca records and Marksons pianos.
  • Support in application and audition for conservatoire, music college and leading towards University. Specialisms within the faculty are both Classical and Jazz.
  • Jazz harmony course to support musicians opting for a compositional route rather than performance
  • ABRSM exams which earn UCAS points for University admission