Music – Specialist places

Specialist Music Applications


If you are currently living outside of the Winston priority area but your son or daughter plays an instrument or sings to a high standard you can apply for one of our 15 music scholarships. Auditions for these will take place in October. Students are required to perform one or two pieces of at least Grade 1 standard (the pieces do not have to be from a graded exam book), to complete a short aural test, and to give a short presentation about their musical experiences. Successful applicants will be informed of the decision to award a music scholarship before the secondary school application deadline.

Take a look at the  Music Curriculum Page  for more about the Music curriculum

Applications

It is important that the normal process of applying through the Surrey County Council for a school place must be followed. Details can be found on Surrey County Council website or hard copies of the schools admissions booklet and application forms can be obtained from Surrey County Council by calling: Tel: 0300 200 1004.

In addition to applying through Surrey County Council , if you are applying for a specialist place at Winston, you will be required to fill in a supplementary application form  and return this directly to Mrs Arthur at The Winston Churchill School. (see below)

Please Note: Surrey County Council will allocate parents/carers their highest preferred school to which a place can be offered and therefore, if your preference is for your child is to attend The Winston Churchill School above any other school, you should ensure the school is listed as your first preference.

If you have any enquiries about admissions at The Winston Churchill School please contact our Admissions Officer,  Mrs Wendy Arthur, w.arthur@wcsc.org.uk or telephone 01483 485289

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EXTRACURRICULAR MUSIC

At Winston we are proud to have one of the largest extracurricular offerings in the county, with students enjoying over 20 different ensembles and clubs on a weekly basis. The vast majority of our ensembles are non-auditioned which allows students of all ability to make music together. Our groups include:

ORCHESTRA STRING ENSEMBLE JAZZ GROUP
BIG BAND BRASS GROUP FOLK ENSEMBLE
CHOIR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE A CAPPELLA GROUP
CHAMBER GUITAR ENSEMBLE ROCK N POP CLUB
SENIOR SESSION BAND FLUTE CHOIR MUSIC TECH CLUB
JUNIOR SESSION BAND KEYBOARD GROUP YEAR 7 HANDCHIME GROUP
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA JAZZ 4 CAROL PLAYERS

Throughout the year we give students the opportunity to perform in concerts and events at Winston and in the local area. School-based performances include our Christmas and Summer concerts, our annual school musical production, our March recital evenings, our annual Christmas Carol Service, and our Young Musician of the Year competition. We also support local events such as the Woking Crematorium Carol Service, Brookwood Christmas Lights, Brookwood School Fete and the St John’s Village Fair. In addition we also give students the opportunity to perform abroad on our annual Music Tour. In recent years we have performed in Germany, Holland and Spain. We also have visits from professional musicians including The Band of the Royal Logistic Corp who will be returning to Winston in the spring to work with our students.

 

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