All students attending Shireland CBSO Academy will be expected to have a commitment to music, recognising that they will be immersed in a musical experience throughout their time with us.
Each year, we are able to offer a limited number of Year 7 places (15) on our music aptitude programme for students who are already exceptionally talented in music. Obtaining a place at the Academy via this music aptitude route means that these students will be expected to be leaders amongst their peers and an example of key characteristics of a successful musician through, for example, their outstanding performance skills. They will be expected to act as ambassadors for the Academy and support our work with our local primary schools and community groups to help shape the Shireland CBSO students of the future.
Students applying for a music aptitude place should upload a video of themselves playing an instrument or singing (maximum length of 3 minutes) which best showcases their musical ability. Students will need to complete a music aptitude application form in addition to the main application form.
The deadline for music aptitude programme applications has been extended to Tuesday 4 October 2022.