Music plays a major part in the wider life of the school through timetabled lessons, including the option to study for GCSE and A Level, and a wealth of extra curricular opportunities. From their earliest days in the Junior School, girls are encouraged to sing in choirs and to learn to play at least one instrument.
Approximately 40% of girls in the Senior School have individual instrumental lessons; they are encouraged to sit Associated Board examinations up to Grade 8 level. Our girls greatly enjoy playing or singing in larger groups and they can choose from orchestras, choirs, various ensembles and chamber groups, as well as the highly acclaimed Jazz Band, which plays at local events and tours biennially in Europe during the summer holidays. A varied programme of informal and formal concerts takes place throughout the school year; on special occasions parents and old girls are invited to perform with the girls.
Several Tormead pupils have been girl choristers at Guildford Cathedral and have links with local venues where we perform.
Music is taught in modern, purpose built facilities; Senior School pupils benefit from the JCS building, a performing arts centre.
Music Scholarships are available via Scholarships and Bursaries.