Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!

British Horn Society 2020 Awards

The National Youth French Horn Ensemble, of which Year 9 horn player Alex is a part, have won ‘Best under 18 Horn Ensemble’ and a ‘Commended Award’ at the British Horn Society 2020 Awards. We are incredibly proud of Alex, and would like to congratulate the whole ensemble on this fantastic achievement – particularly given the stiff competition from the junior conservatories which they were up against!

If you would like to watch the National Youth French Horn Ensemble’s competition entries, they are available below.


Frippery No. 1

Winter Jazz Concert

With Christmas just around the corner, Purcell’s Jazz department is busy preparing and rehearsing for their annual Winter Jazz Concert. The concert will be filmed live in school on Monday 7th December, and released through the School’s YouTube channel at 7pm on Thursday 10th December for family and friends to enjoy.

Subscribe to the School’s YouTube channel here for news and updates.

Artwork of the Week

This week’s pick of Purcell art is a digitally drawn portrait by Fiona in Year 11. Purcell’s Art Technician Robin Williamson explained that it was difficult to choose just one piece from Fiona’s portfolio because they are all ‘completely fab and super impressive’.