Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Musicians' professional body honours school's commitment to the subject

Musicians' professional body honours school's commitment to the subject

CRANFORD House has been awarded a silver certificate by the Incorporated Society of Musicians after more than 15 per cent of all the school’s GCSE students achieved grades A* to C in GCSE music. Deborah Annetts, chief executive of the ISM — the professional body for musicians — congratulated the school, saying: “We are delighted to recognise Cranford House’s 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 Cranford House values music within their school curriculum and as the professional body for musicians and a subject association for music education, we are delighted to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate.”

Cranford House headmaster Dr James Raymond said: “Our vibrant music department is a source of real pride to us here at the school. The benefits of learning a musical instrument are well proven.

“They include helping to increase pupils’ memory and reasoning capacities, improving their confidence, concentration, time-management and organisational skills, as well as providing a lot of fun and enjoyment.”

The Cranford House music department, along with the entire school, is open to visitors daily from 9.30am to 3pm during the upcoming open week, which runs from April 24 to 28.

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