Bruton School for Girls has been awarded a Gold Certificate by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM). This recognises that more than 20% of all the school’s GCSE students achieved an A* to C in GCSE music, putting the school in the top 76 schools in England.
Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM – the professional body for musicians – congratulated the school, saying:
“We are delighted to recognise Bruton School for Girls’ achievement in music and celebrate the commitment to music education shown by the school in their high uptake and high achievement of pupils.
“Music is a valuable subject; it brings value in itself to pupils as well as supporting achievement in other subjects. Music also opens doors and generates educational opportunities for pupils from all backgrounds. We are delighted that BSG values music within their school curriculum and as the professional body for musicians and a subject association for music education, we are extremely pleased to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate.”
Nicola Botterill, Headmistress at Bruton School for Girls, added:
“Our Music Department, under the direction of Matt Dury, has gone from strength to strength. The calibre of the students studying music and taking music tuition along with the specialist music tuition is exceptional and we fully support the benefits that music brings to each girl.
“We are delighted that our achievements have been recognised in this way by ISM and I’m sure it will inspire the girls coming up through the school to continue with, and enjoy, their music studies.”
The award comes on the back of news that Year 11 student, Sophie Lloyd from Motcombe, has been offered an unconditional place at the Junior Guildhall Music School. Sophie’s principal study is the flute, and her secondary study is composition. Sophie also has imminent auditions with all other major music colleges, and has been invited for two auditions lined with junior departments of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music respectively. In addition to this a composition by Sophie has been chosen to promote the Purcell School of Music Summer Composition course - a residential school that attracts some of the nation’s brightest young academic composers.
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