Bucking the trend

The 2015 Warwick Commission highlighted the fact that over the past five years, the number of young people taking part in creative and cultural activities in the UK has reduced significantly.

But West Derby School continues to buck this trend by investing in the creative and performing arts.

Since 2013, West Derby School’s music department has worked in a unique partnership with Pulse Music Liverpool to provide high quality specialist peripatetic instrumental tuition, extra-curricular music activities and recording studio experiences for our students.

Pulse director, Andy Pickering said: “We are proud to be able to offer fully subsidised instrument lessons, as we believe students from all backgrounds should have access to music education.

“The school’s commitment to widening access extends to covering the costs of exam entry.

“We are delighted to provide West Derby with a bespoke music service that supports and enriches the outstanding musical offer that the boys currently enjoy.

“In addition to this, we are one of a handful of secondary schools in the city to have benefited from Resonate Music Education Hub’s secondary investment fund.

“A large number of pupils regularly participate in concerts bands, rock bands, jazz bands and vocal groups, culminating in three public performances a year.

“We firmly believe that the musical opportunities we have on offer make us an ideal secondary school of choice especially for boys who have a keen interest in music.”

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