QUOTE(nannyjay @ Aug 17 2006, 12:05 PM)
One of my pupils is starting there in September,
I'm going there, how old is your pupil, it would be good to know some people who are new.
I'm starting there in september, for 6th form. I'm having one hour a week main instrumnet lesson - secondary instrument lessons haven't been decided on yet...
The school is very friendly, and combines a huge range of other subjects with the music, it's like a secondary school with a massive music department, rather than a school that just does music.
I am taking 4 AS levels, cutting back to 3 for A2 - Musicians are encouraged to take music tech, as well as straight music. Also 6th formers do a small course in ICT, there are also sports lessons.
The area is fantastic, the town is really beautiful, and the music department could have come from a Harry Potter set!
The only problem I face is a long journey every morning and night, although there is flexi-boarding - if i end up stuck there - there are lots of extra curricular activities - sonething everyday, and sometimes twice a day! - Life is going to be busy!