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Apply for a Music Specialism Place by Monday 20th September 2021 at 12pm

Our Music Specialism has an impact on every student at Hatcham College, and all our students are given the opportunity to benefit from its vibrant music tradition. Music has always flourished at Hatcham College, and we are continually moving from strength to strength and are pushing our standards ever higher. We are currently rehearsing the following ensembles on a weekly basis:

- Choirs

- String Orchestra

- Jazz Band

- String ensembles

- Woodwind ensembles

- Samba

- Music Production 

These are supported by regular performance opportunities, which displays student excellence and generates excitement and enthusiasm, both within and outside school.

My sons have benefitted from the Music Specialism at Hatcham College, both in their individual lessons in trumpet and guitar, and by being part of the orchestra and choir. This has been an enriching experience musically and they have made friend across other year groups at the same time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Parent of Y9 and Y11 students


Our children have thrived on the music opportunities at Hatcham College. The extra-curricular programme has provided a rich array of music training and expression that is accessible to our diverse community; including school musicals, gospel choir, barbershop, subsidised instrumental lessons, and more...                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Parent of Y12 student


 We aim to ensure that every student sees themselves as a musician by offering an innovative inclusive and broad music curriculum. This includes Music Technology across all key stages, a specifically designed band project for all Year 7s that gives them the opportunity to learn instrumental skills on guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals before forming bands and experiencing the joy of making music together and honing their ensemble skills. 

The Music Department continually strives to raise the profile of music within the College through weekly extended curricular clubs that offer all students the chance to take part. 

You can watch some of our recent student performances below: 




For more information about our Music Department, please use the links below:

Music Curriculum

A Level Music Curriculum

Individual Music Lessons


If you require more information, please contact our Director of Music, Mr Dottridge - 


Apply for a Music Specialism Place by Monday 20th September 2021 at 12pm