Due to a sinkhole appearing overnight, Aldenham Road has been partially closed. Hertfordshire Highways have advised that repairs will take three days and that access to the School will be limited to essential vehicles only.

While parents and guardians of day students may still enter through the main entrance on Aldenham Road, may we please ask that they leave via the exit on to Bushey Mill Lane at the rear of the School.

To reduce congestion, staff will enter and leave via Bushey Mill Lane.

Thank you.

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Welcome to The Purcell School

The Purcell School is a co-educational boarding and day school for young musicians aged 10 to 18, and Britain’s oldest music school. Based on the outskirts of London, in Bushey, Hertfordshire, the School provides a rounded education with music at its heart to approximately 180 talented young players, singers and composers.

Entry to the School is based upon musical ability and potential, not upon background or ability to pay, thanks to the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme and the School’s own Bursaries.

Students share a common bond in their passion for music, and the School’s community is one of rich creativity and mutual support. Students of The Purcell School regularly win scholarships to the best music colleges in the UK and abroad, and enjoy frequent success in competitions across the globe.

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I am blown away by the commitment, skill and infectious energy of the remarkable young musicians at The Purcell School. The School is a vibrant place where creativity and discipline go hand in hand, providing specialist training for musicians of the future, alongside an excellent general education. It gives me great hope for the future of the music profession when I hear what these young people are capable of.

Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE, President Patron

‘The School’s supportive family atmosphere allows pupils to immerse themselves in their musical studies alongside other talented young musicians, and to get closer to the heart of their music.’

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Patron

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The Purcell School
Aldenham Road
Bushey, Hertfordshire WD23 2TS

Due to a sinkhole appearing overnight, Aldenham Road has been partially closed. Hertfordshire Highways have advised that repairs will take three days and that access to the School will be limited to essential vehicles only.

While parents and guardians of day students may still enter through the main entrance on Aldenham Road, may we please ask that they leave via the exit on to Bushey Mill Lane at the rear of the School.

To reduce congestion, staff will enter and leave via Bushey Mill Lane.

Thank you.