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

UKMT Senior Maths Challenge 2021 2022

Congratulations to the following students who achieved special certificates in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge competition for Years 12 and 13, run by the UK Mathematics Trust.

Silver Certificates Year 13 – Anelise, Bethany and Alex

Bronze Certificates Year 13 – Christopher and Tristan

Bronze Certificates Year 12 – Jennifer, Shlomo and Thomas

Over 820,000 students from across the UK completed the Maths Challenge with the top 10% receiving a gold certificate, the next 20% silver and the next 30% bronze. These challenging A Level problems are a real test of mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills.

‘Pianisti i Ri – The Young Pianist’ International Piano Competition 2019

Year 11 pianist Herman will perform works by Grieg with the Kosovo Philharmonic, under the baton of Antoine Marguier, in Prishtina at the end of the month. This fantastic opportunity has been afforded to Herman as part of his First Prize win in the 2019 ‘Pianisti i Ri – The Young Pianist’ International Piano Competition.

Our congratulations to Herman. We wish him the very best of luck for this performance.

Video of the Week

Our video highlight of the week is taken from last term’s ‘Be Our Guest’ concert at Watford Colosseum, which saw The Purcell School Symphony Orchestra and Big Band perform a selection of Disney tunes arranged by Practice Supervisor Sam Every to an audience of over 300 local primary school children.

We shared The Circle of Life recording through our social channels just before Christmas but have included it again here because it is simply too good to be missed.


Open Morning

Our second Open Morning of the academic year will take place on Sunday 27th February 2022. We look forward to welcoming prospective students and parents, who will meet staff and students, take in the campus facilities and enjoy the outstanding music-making that characterises the School.

Amongst the many regular aspects of the morning, we will also continue to launch Audio Production as a new first study option for the School. Audio Production is open to students entering Year 12, who have a supporting instrument to Grade 5 standard, only.

Please feel free to share news of the Open Morning, and complete the Registration Form here if you would like to attend.

Purcell Alumni Afternoon

As featured in the last Weekly Highlights, we are looking forward to welcoming (back!) past students to Purcell for an Alumni Afternoon on Sunday 6th February.

If you are an alumni and would like to attend, further information and the registration form are available here.

Please do share news of the event to any alumni who might be interested.

Date: Sunday 6th February 2022

Time: 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Venue: The Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TS