Kensington Prep School has a thriving Music department with ninety-seven per cent of pupils learning a musical instrument from one of a team of 18 visiting music teachers. We have three choirs, four orchestras and several chamber ensembles and our main orchestra has over 100 players.

There are presently over 250 music lessons taking place each week. Last year, over 140 girls took ABRSM Music Examinations. The levels being achieved range from Grade One through to Grade Eight.

The Year 6 girls regularly obtain music scholarships to secondary schools including Godolphin and Latymer, Francis Holland, Putney High, Wycombe Abbey and the City of London.


Pupils’ achievements in Music are excellent. They benefit from a wealth of opportunities to sing or play an instrument and regularly participate in many ensembles and performances.

ISI Inspection Report, March 2023

Regular performances take place throughout the school year, including the annual Christmas Carol Service, Spring and Summer Concerts and Carol Singing at Farm Lane Care Home. In previous years, the Senior Choir and Orchestra have travelled overseas, giving performances in Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy and Hungary.

Summer Concert at
Cadogan Hall

Our annual Summer Concert takes place at Cadogan Hall in June and includes performances from girls from Years 2 to 6, Senior Choir and Orchestra, the Recorder Clubs, Key Stage 1 Orchestra and Strings Club.

All instruments are available for girls to learn from Year 2 onwards. These include:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Guitar, Drum kit, Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Cornet, Trombone Piano, Singing, Music Theory.

As well as having two classroom music lessons each week, girls are able to join many clubs, choirs and ensembles.

Trinity Champion Centre

We have been awarded the status ‘Trinity Champion Centre’ by the world renown music examinations body in recognition of our music education, musicianship training and performance opportunities.

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