The Choir School provides a complete academic education but tailored directly towards choristers.
Classes are arranged by year group – just as in other schools – though they are considerably smaller with an average class size of six or seven. Such small classes allow an imaginative teaching style and plenty of individual attention. We teach the full range of subjects with excellent modern facilities and subject specialist classrooms. Expectations are high and pupils are routinely able to reach a very high standard at Common Entrance (or occasionally academic scholarship) in preparation for moving on to some of the most academically selective senior schools at the end of Year 8, many with valuable scholarships and bursaries.
With such small classes it is possible to offer considerable support within the normal classroom setting. Where we think that a boy would benefit from a short spell of one-to-one teaching this can usually be arranged for a limited period with our learning support teacher who visits on a weekly basis. He is able to make a general assessment and to advise on strategies to adopt in the mainstream classroom. For a more detailed educational assessment we advise parents to seek an educational psychologist’s report, the cost for which is borne by parents.