I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy, but the most important is music, for in the patterns of the arts are the keys to all learning.


Since the establishment of The Junior School, music has played an important and unique part in the school’s identity. Every child in our school is involved in musical activities through lessons and afterschool activities. The Junior School Music Department follows the National Curriculum of England guidelines, the National Curriculum set by the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth in Cyprus and is taught by music specialists. Additionally, there are many extracurricular opportunities and access to tuition for several instruments. Students grow to love music through performing, listening, and creating at every level.

By engaging children in making and responding to music, music teaching offers opportunities for them to:

  • develop their understanding and appreciation of a wide range of various kinds of music, developing and extending their own interests and increasing their ability to make judgements of musical quality;
  • acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make music, for example in community music-making, and, where appropriate, to follow a music-related career;
  • develop skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other subject areas and that are needed for life and work, for example listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, intuition, aesthetic sensitivity, perseverance, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others.

[Excerpt from the music exemplar scheme of work prepared by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE)].

Our aim is to provide a solid foundation of musical knowledge and experience and to foster a love of music that will last a lifetime. This sturdy base is built upon at the Senior School, where the wide range of opportunities for tuition and performance continues and broadens further.