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At The Judd School we are keen to encourage and support our students in the widest possible range of musical activities, both within and beyond the usual curricular music lessons.


On a weekly basis many pupils participate in extracurricular musical activities with regular concerts throughout the year.  Membership of choirs, ensembles and orchestras is open to all pupils of the school, whether they have music lessons in school or not. 

There are many groups to choose from:

Monday Lunchtime
Judd Winds (Grade 4+) in M14
For wind and brass players of a grade 4 or higher standard
Junior Singers in M11
Grades 1-4 Theory in W26 (from September 2024)
Bring your lunch and be guided through your theory! Complete the form here to sign-up
N.B There is a charge of £90 per term.

Monday after school
Rockistry - An opportunity to form a band with like-minded musicians. You need to be able to play 3 chords (or equivalent) on your instrument. In M14.

Tuesday Lunchtime
Big Band (Grade 4+) in M14
For saxophone, trumpet, trombone and rhythm section players of a grade 4 or higher standard.
Brass Band in M11
Grade 5 Theory in W26
Bring your lunch and be guided through your theory! Complete the form here to sign-up
N.B There is a charge of £100 per term.
GCSE Music Clinic in L21

Tuesday after school
Chamber Choir in M14 
For people who can confidently read music and enjoy singing more challenging music.
Brass Band (Grades 1-3) in M11
For beginner and intermediate brass players

Wednesday Lunchtime
Concert Orchestra (Grades 1-4) in M14
For all instrumentalists from beginner to grade 4 
Barbershop Group in M11
An a cappella vocal group for boys with changing and changed voices.
A- Level Music Clinic in L21
Grade 5 Theory in W26
Bring your lunch and be guided through your theory! Complete the form here to sign-up
N.B There is a charge of £100 per term.

Thursday Lunchtime
String Orchestra (Grade 4+) in M14
For all orchestral string players of a grade 4 or higher standard
Music Creator Club in L21

Thursday after school
Symphony Orchestra (Grade 5+) in M14  
For all orchestral musicians of a grade 5 or higher standard.

Friday Lunchtime
School Choir in M14 
For anyone who enjoys singing – no experience necessary!


In addition to the main school concerts, there are also occasional small-scale concerts and a House Music Competition in which pupils of all ages are invited to play. 

The music practice rooms and the recording facilities can be used with permission by both rock groups and classical ensembles.


Due to very kind and generous donations from members of our Governing Body, we are pleased to be able to provide an Organ Scholarship programme here at Judd. 

The 3-year scholarship, which offers free weekly organ lessons worth £195 a term, is for a student in Year 7-9 who is Grade 5+ on the piano. In return, the Scholar commits to performances in school by the start of their second year of tuition.

We will next be auditioning for the Organ Scholarship in September 2024.  If you would like to register your child's interest in applying for the scholarship, please email


The Judd School can provide tuition in the following instruments:

Violin     Viola     'Cello     Double Bass     Flute    Oboe     Clarinet     Bassoon     Harp

Saxophone     Trumpet     Horn     Trombone     Euphonium     Tuba    Piano     Percussion     Drum Kit

Classical Guitar     Electric Guitar     Bass Guitar     Singing     

Fees are £195 for ten 30-minute lessons per term (NB. This will increase to £200 from January 2025). Lessons are timetabled during the school day on a rota system, meaning that lesson times change each week so that no single subject suffers.  It is expected that pupils who miss academic lessons will catch up with all work missed and attempt all homework, etc. Half a term’s notice is required, in writing, to terminate lessons.   

Some instruments are available to borrow from the school. Teachers are able to advise on purchasing an instrument, in some cases through the School. 

Application for Music Lessons

If you would like to apply for instrumental music lessons, please complete the online form here

Before applying, please read the Music Tuition Agreement document below carefully to ensure that the terms and conditions stated match your requirements.