'Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life' (Plato).
Music plays a major role in school. Within the curriculum, all children take music classes from FS to Y9, and it is offered as a successful elective at GCSE and IB.
Music is a vital performance medium, with bands, choirs and a small orchestra in school. There are also competitions, such as BISC's Got's Talent where musical skills come to the fore, and events like the Carol Service.
Individual music lessons are offered on a private basis, supported by specialist teachers for the following instruments: the clarinet, drums, guitar, flute, piano, trumpet, and violin. Lessons are organised within the school day on a rotational basis, so as not to coincide with the same subject each week.
Children get the opportunity to showcase their progress with Session 10 performances to parents and friends on a termly basis. They also are encouraged to work towards a grade level via Royal Schools or Trinity examinations. They are also asked to support school events, like Speech Day, and major school theatre productions.