Presdales School music department has an outstanding reputation for its teaching, learning and extra curricular activities.
Our sought-after choirs have a celebrated reputation within the community, being asked to perform in commissioned works with Hertford Symphony Orchestra and Hertfordshire Chorus in notable venues such as the Barbican and Saffron Hall. We also have vibrant string, woodwind, brass, keyboard and percussion departments with over 200 pupils learning an instrument or voice within the school. We host two public music exam sessions a year, with many of our pupils achieving grade 8 and even beyond.
Presdales Music Department is extremely proud of our academic results. At GCSE the majority of students achieve the top grades of an 8 or a 9 in recent years and our A Level results are consistently within the top 25% of schools in the country.
We are always keen to work and collaborate with other schools, ensembles and musicians. Please get in touch to discuss any collaborative ideas you might have.
Our Vision and Aims
We believe that music enhances lives. It has the power to help young people develop a myriad of skills whilst increasing self confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As a department, we aim to create a musical education that is challenging, vigorous and inspiring. As a result we hope that all people will experience many different styles of music whilst enjoying and expressing themselves both inside and outside of the classroom.