Music For All
Free Instrumental Scheme
Whitgift offers a free term of lessons for all pupils in the First Form, who don’t already play an orchestral instrument, with tuition from a team of over 35 experienced professionals. As 65% of boys continue to learn after these lessons
finish, this has proved to be an extremely successful initiative. Boys on the scheme are provided with instruments to take home, at no extra cost. Should they decide to continue, the School assists with instrument provision until the pupil
reaches a stage which requires one of a more advanced level.
The Instrumental Scheme provides a stream of aspiring young musicians for our numerous ensembles. All pupils take part in a concert at the end of their free term, when parents and staff make decisions regarding taking lessons full time.
Since 2000, the Whitgift Primary Project has been offering primary-aged children from across the Borough of Croydon the opportunity to spend time at Whitgift. Whitgift is a very special environment, and the learning experience we are able to offer the primary school pupils is very different to their normal school week. Classes learn the Djembe drums during a week of varied and fun-filled activities. Whitgift holds an annual concert for the Primary Project schools at Fairfield Halls, where an exciting variety of performances is provided by Whitgift pupils.