Welcome New Parents

"Try-Out" Music Tuition for pupils in Year 1 to 8

Music is incredibly popular at Lockers Park, with approximately 90% of pupils playing an instrument and/or singing in our choirs. Would you like your son to take part in "try-out" lessons, available for Years 1 to 8, in groups and free of charge, between September to December? The aim is to determine a suitable instrument for your child. This is also an option for children who are interested in finding a suitable second or third instrument.

Beginner Music Tuition for pupils in Year 1 to 8

Would you like your son to receive *beginner* individual music tuition? 15 minute lessons in pairs are available for beginners for the first three terms at £133 per term. Beginner individual lessons are available in: Bass Guitar; Bassoon; Cello; Clarinet; Cornet; Double Bass; Drums; Euphonium; Flute; Guitar; Horn; Jazz Piano; Oboe; Organ; Piano; Recorder; Saxophone; Singing; Trombone; Trumpet; Tuba; Viola; Violin. There's no need to buy an instrument initially! All instruments are available for a small hire fee, variable according to the instrument. A full term's written notice is required if a pupil is to discontinue his lessons.

Advanced Music Tuition for pupils in Year 1 to 8

Would you like your son to receive *advanced* individual music tuition (for pupils who have already had some level of tuition)? Individual lessons are available for Years 1 to 8 at £266 per term, with 30 lessons given every year. Pupils learning two instruments will be charged £515. Pupils learning three instruments will be charged £744. We offer lessons in: Bass Guitar; Bassoon; Cello; Clarinet; Cornet; Double Bass; Drums; Euphonium; Flute; Guitar; Horn; Jazz Piano; Oboe; Organ; Piano; Recorder; Saxophone; Singing; Trombone; Trumpet; Tuba; Viola; Violin. There's no need to buy an instrument initially! All instruments are available for a small hire fee, variable according to the instrument. A full term's written notice is required if a pupil is to discontinue his lessons.

Drama for pupils in Year 3 to 8

We give one drama lesson per week as a standard part of our curriculum, and also offer additional group LAMDA lessons, for an extra fee. LAMDA is the leading examinations board for Speech and Drama, and our group lessons teach a wide range of acting skills: mime, reading of verses and prose, improvisation etc., with the aim to build confidence and communication skills and to foster an appreciation of literature and drama. A minimum of 29 half hour group lessons will be given over the year at a cost of £139 per term. A full term's written notice is required if a pupil is to discontinue lessons.

Swimming Consent

Will you give permission for your son to swim in the school pool, during swimming lessons and galas? Pupils are only allowed in the school swimming pool when supervised by one member of staff who has undergone 12 hours of training in addition to a first aid qualification (from a 3 hour training course), and also supervised by a second member of staff who has also undertaken at least the first aid training. Please note that guidance recommends that swimming sessions should be supervised by a lifeguard who has undergone 40 hours of training, every two years. Such regulations are impractical for small schools and indeed, a number of small prep schools have sadly chosen to close down their pools altogether because of this. Our view is that this would be a loss of an important facility which is much appreciated by the children and that the safety measures above keep our pupils safe.

Computing

Please read the Computing Acceptable Use document attached to your Welcome Information email, and confirm that you accept the terms.

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