If music be the food of love play on.

Orsino, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Music is an integral part of life at Wychwood and the sound of the pupils playing their musical instruments or singing reverberates through the school from morning until night. Over 50% of pupils have music lessons with our peripatetic team of teachers and this is celebrated in school assemblies, concerts and at special events such as our annual carol service. Every pupil is encouraged to enjoy music whatever their level of experience or skill.

Our choir and ensembles are based on the interests and skill sets of the pupils, changing each year to accommodate and involve as many pupils as possible. This results in a diverse musical culture with something to excite everyone.

There are many music trips and workshops on offer to further inspire pupils. This includes opportunities to see musicals in the West End, participation in ‘Young Voices’ in Birmingham, GCSE study days at other local schools, songwriting workshops, visits to the Bate Collection of musical instruments and an Indonesian Gamelan workshop at Oxford University.