"We are delighted that our child is able to attend a school where Music is recognised and fostered as part of school life, and feel it has helped make the transition from Primary to Secondary a bit less bumpy for all of us" - Parent of a Y7 student.

Community Music-Making

Music is at the heart of daily life at Ealing Fields and plays a key role in the social, moral, spiritual and cultural identity of the school. Every child takes part in weekly year group singing sessions as part of their curriculum which prepare them to sing as a community in assemblies and celebration services as well as to perform in our termly concerts. All students in KS3 participate in these concerts and are joined by a high number of our upper school students who are part of one of our musical ensembles.

There are 15 specialist music places offered per year to students identified as having a natural aptitude for music. Music Scholars take part in a demanding and rewarding musical programme and act as ambassadors for music around school. For more details on specialist music places and how to apply, please see our Admissions page or contact the Director of Music for the Twyford Trust, Mrs F McGonigal: [email protected]

Curriculum Music

Alongside curriculum singing, students in KS3 have one lesson of music per week, in which they develop their skills in performance, composition and listening. Students listen to and learn to play music from a variety of traditions and are grounded in keyboard and guitar skills as well as the use of music technology. We follow the AQA specification for GCSE music.

Our History

Twyford CofE High School became a Specialist Music College in 2005 and, since then, has established a local and national reputation for high quality music, winning several awards including BBC School Choir of the Year in 2009. In September 2013, the Twyford Trust introduced an innovative music curriculum at its sister school, William Perkin, based on the celebrated Venezuelan El Systema model and drawing on an exclusive partnership with Trinity Music College, London. Ealing Fields joined Twyford as a Specialist Music College in 2019 and benefits from strong musical links with all of the schools in the Twyford Trust.

For more information about musical life at Ealing Fields, please contact the Head of Music, Ms F Glanfield: [email protected]

"Music has significantly made a positive impact on her self esteem...and being part of a great musical community has supported her so much over the last couple of years". Parent of a Year 9 Student

Music wider learning is very popular in school and all students are encouraged to join one of the following ensembles, run by the in-house Music staff and peripatetic team:

Choir

Orchestra

String orchestra

Wind band

Guitar group

Ukulele group

Theory support up to Grade 5 theory

Celebration bands

Music technology club

School production

The music department also offers trips, visits and workshops. In the past, these have included seeing The Lion King in the West End, musical theatre workshops with professional performers and participation in regional music competitions.

An experienced team of visiting peripatetic teachers offer one-to-one and small group tuition in the following disciplines:

  • Guitar (acoustic, electric and bass)
  • Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
  • Woodwind (clarinet, oboe, flute, bassoon)
  • Brass (trumpet, trombone, French horn)
  • Drum kit
  • Voice

If you would like to register your interest for vocal / instrumental lessons for the next academic term, please follow this link:

Register interest.

Instrumental Lessons Terms & Conditions

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Ealing Music Service

We are very pleased to be the Associate Lead for the Ealing Music Partnership and are keen to share some of their work with you. For more information about the what our partnership with Ealing Music Service offers, please visit their website.

Please click here to view the latest EMS newsletter.

"Professional, slick but most importantly, so positive!" - Parent of a Y7 student on the Summer Concert 2021.

2021-2022 Events

Christmas Concert - 7th December 2021 at 6.30pm

Spring Concert - 29th March 2022 at 6.30pm

School Production (Annie) - 10th and 11th May 2022

Summer Concert - TBC