All applicants are advised to read the information below and familiarise themselves with the relevant sections on the School's website before completing the appropriate application form online (see below).
- Applicants who are not placed in a given year should reapply as waiting lists are not carried forward from year to year.
- All primary school-age music students are required to take the Junior Musicianship course unless exceptional circumstances prevail (please contact the Head of Musicianship and Academic Studies)
- When filling in the application form, please note that a ‘beginner’ is a student who has never taken lessons on the instrument/discipline for which they are applying. A ‘non-beginner’ is a student who has already received lessons on the instrument/discipline for which they are applying.
- All applicants will be assessed and ranked; places are allocated by the relevant Head of Department as they become available (which is not necessarily only at the beginning of an academic year).
- Only one place can be allocated to a beginner in any given year. In the event you have applied for, and been offered a place for another instrument/discipline, you will have to choose between the two offered.
- Only those students who have successfully completed the first year of the School’s mainstream Musicianship course may apply as beginners for individual piano or violin tuition. Applications for these instruments (from beginner’s age, 6 – 8 years) will not be processed unless they have completed the first year of a Junior Musicianship programme.
- External students who wish to apply to join one of the School’s instrumental ensembles should contact the relevant Head of Department directly.
Please note that the September 2023 application deadline has passed for some of our programmes (marked with an *). In these cases, late applications are still welcome and will be considered if places are available.
All other programmes remain open for applications.