Edred Wright Music School


The King's School

Canterbury, CT1 2ES

01227 595556



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Awards & Enrichment


A wide range of awards are offered at 13+ and 16+ to outstanding musicians who wish to study at King’s, details of which can be found on the school website Music Scholarships and Awards page. Such awards are inevitably very competitive and prospective pupils and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to visit the school and attend an informal pre-audition with the Director of Music, at least two years prior to entry.

Awards & Enrichment


 Music Scholars, of which there are typically around 65 at any time, enjoy the widest range of opportunities and support whilst at King’s. During the early years, practice is scheduled and supervised, and our broad and varied range of extra-curricular ensembles offers all the right opportunities for individual instrumentalists and singers at the various stages of their development. A system of mentorship for Music Scholars ensures that each pupil enjoys a smooth and enriching musical journey through the school, whilst continuing along the same focused and ambitious academic path as other pupils and enjoying just as many opportunities in the wider context of sport, drama and other extra-curricular interests.



Our team of 45 Visiting Music Teachers travel weekly to King’s from London and across the Home Counties, most of whom pursue busy and successful performing careers, both in the UK and internationally. With a good number of staff we are able to cater easily for our pupils’ individual needs and interests, whether they are beginners or contesting conservatoire entry. Parents are encouraged to provide as much background information as possible when applying for lessons, so that a good match can be found in a teacher.


As Music Scholars enter the sixth form, those who aspire to gain entry into Music Conservatoire, or similar, may require further practice resources (and time) and a more flexible academic load. As such, we work hard to provide the right conditions for each individual, as well as the best opportunities and support to fully prepare pupils for the next step in their musical life.


In addition to fees remission and means-tested bursaries (up to 100%), Music Scholars’ instrumental and vocal lessons are either part or fully funded as part of the scheme.