About the School
The Purcell School is an independent co-educational specialist music school of around 180 pupils aged from 9 to 18. It is the oldest specialist music school in the UK, having been founded as the Central Tutorial School for Young Musicians in 1962. It moved to its current site in Bushey, on the outskirts of London, in 1997.
The School‘s pupils are funded largely by the Government's Music and Dance Scheme, along with the School’s own scholarship funds. It has a consistent success in national and international competitions and has an extensive programme of outreach and community work. The majority of pupils progress to music conservatoires although a small number each year elect to go to University to study both music and non musical subjects.
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