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Extra-curricular Clubs & Instrument Lessons

Details of all the extracurricular clubs available during the Spring term can be found here.  Why not have a look what's on offer and find yourself an exciting new hobby or interest?

The Music department offer instrument lessons and clubs for all ages and abilities.  We currently have Rock Club, Jazz Club, String Group and Choir during lunchtimes and Steel Pans after school.  Members of these groups have the opportunity to practise and play together and also perform at events such as the Carol Concert and in our annual 'Sounding Off' concert.  Take a look at our Strings Group performing Skye Boat Song.

Instrument lessons are arranged directly with the school and are provided by our peripatetic tutors. Lessons are taken souring the school day as, unfortunately, it is not possible to schedule them before or after school.  For more details on the instrument lessons we offer please see the information on the right.

Instrument Lesson Pricing

  • A full list of lessons available can be found here.

This academic year (2022/23) we are making some changes to the pricing strategy for our instrumental lessons. This is to reflect a further subsidy by the school in support of the new Department for Education national agenda for increasing participation in Music. 
 
Following a consultation period with the SLT, our peripatetic teaching staff and research into what other schools offer, the new lesson charges are as follows:
 

  • 30 minute lessons, at a reduced rate of £12 per lesson, £120 for a term of 10 lessons.
  • 20 minute lessons, remain at £9 a lesson, £90 for per term of 10 lessons.

 
A reduced rate is available for all pupils in receipt of free school meals - if you are not sure if you qualify for this please do contact us by email to check: office@bishopshalt.hillingdon.sch.uk
 

  • 30 minute lessons, £6.50 per lesson. £65 for a term of 10 lessons.
  • 20 minute lessons, £4.50 per lesson, £45 for a term of 10 lessons.

 
The Autumn term 2022 lessons are available on Parent Pay with a payment deadline Friday 2nd September. This is later than usual to allow parents time to decide which option is most suitable. Lessons are offered on a first come, first served basis and cannot be commenced without valid payment being received. If timetables are full, we will add your child's name to the waiting list until a space becomes available.

As previously, lessons will take place during the school day and pupils will need to catch up on any work missed as a result. We can not guarantee to fix lessons during lunchtime or break, but will endeavour to organise sixth for student lessons in study periods where possible.

Thank you for your support
 The Music Department & Admin Team

Payment Deadline dates - 2021/2022

  • 1 Sept 2022 (to secure Autumn 2022 term lessons)

Instrumental Lessons Policy

  • Full details of the School's Instrumental Lessons Policy can be found here.

Lesson Timetables 

Copies of all the timetables for the current term can be found on the Google Classroom — Instrument Lessons, along with any other information relating to instrument lessons.  If your child has lessons with us, they will have been invited to join this and we recommend that they accept this invitation. 

Instrument Hire

  • ​Please note, we do not supply instruments for lessons.
    If this is your first lesson at Bishopshalt School and you do not possess the instrument you wish to learn you may be able to borrow an instrument for your first lesson (please advise in advance).  Following this you will need to purchase/hire an instrument.  Please speak with your peripatetic tutor to discuss the best instrument for you and the best places to purchase the instrument.  

Payment for Lessons via PARENTPAY 

  • All payments for music tuition must be made via ParentPay.  Lessons cannot be commenced without payment being made.
    If you have had a lesson previously you should have the appropriate link for payment in ParentPay.  If you cannot see the payment link or are new to lessons please contact Mrs Brown who will be able to give you access to payment for these lessons.  The payment system has been set up with a default of £90 however this can be changed to reflect the amount you need to pay. 

Termination of lessons

  •  If you have been receiving lessons and wish to terminate your tuition (at the end of the current term) please email the school as soon as possible at office@bishopshalt.hillingdon.sch.uk as we have a waiting list. If possible please can you state your reason for cancelling, so we can take any feedback into account.