Music With No Limits
As we evolve as a school, we are determined that our facilities and resources should match our top-class levels of teaching and care, ensuring that our students gain the benefits of learning in a truly contemporary environment.
Our most recent area of focus for such development has been an area that is fundamental to the holistic education we provide for girls of all ages: Music.
In 2017, we secured £1.7 million of funding from the GDST to build a brand new Music School. The vision was to transform the Gatehouse on Charlcombe Lane into a contemporary, inspirational space for all girls to enhance their musical education, explore their creativity, and encourage even greater co-curricular participation.
To enhance this provision even further, in 2018 we decided to embark upon our first fundraising appeal for decades, to provide a truly innovative addition to the Music School, a professional standard Recording Studio. This will give our students the chance to record, engineer and produce music of every genre, and will open the doors to an abundance of opportunities for all girls, from those in our youngest years at Cranwell House, to those in our Sixth Form.
With this resource, our Music School will not only be stunning, it will be spectacular.
Read more about our appeal and the new Music School
Our appeal brochure contains lots more information about our appeal, and our appeal film illustrates just how excited our girls are about the new Music School and Recording Studio!
The links below show the progress of the appeal from start to finish.
In July 2018 we were absolutely thrilled to announce that over £88,000 had been raised enabling the Recording Studio to go ahead. The support of our parent and alumnae community was integral to the success of this appeal, and we are so grateful for all those who donated their time, money and expertise to see our dream realised.
The build has begun!
In March 2019 work began to transform our Gatehouse, and in now progressing very well indeed. We cant wait to see the doors open to this fabulous new resource in early 2020.