This year’s 36 Purcell School leavers have notched up another impressive tally of entry to top music colleges. Entries to these music colleges will be confirmed with the publication today of A Level results. 24 pupils are heading for one of the four London conservatoires, 66% of the year group. Ten pupils go on to the Royal Academy of Music, six to the Royal College of Music, six to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and two to Trinity Laban. 52% of the pupils heading to music colleges have been awarded scholarships. Destinations beyond London include the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow), the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff), the Hochschüle für Musik, Cologne and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, USA. Amongst those taking the university path is Tom Sparkes, outgoing Head Boy and first study composer, who goes on to read music at Girton College, Cambridge.
Headmaster Stephen Yeo commented: ‘it’s always good to note the number of Purcellians heading straight to conservatoires after their time with us, and this year’s cohort has real depth and breadth. The 52% scholarship rate and the fact that 80% of our pupils choose the conservatoire route underline our success in preparing pupils for world-class specialist music education after Purcell. Congratulations to pupils and colleagues on their hard work.’