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The Purcell School

The Purcell School is a boarding and day school for young musicians, and Britain's oldest specialist music school. Based in Bushey, near Watford and close to London, the Purcell School offers a rounded education with music at its heart. The Purcell School is funded largely by the Government's Music and Dance Scheme which, along with our own scholarship funds, ensures all pupils join the School on the strength of their musical potential irrespective of their parents' ability to pay.

Aldenham Road
WD23 2TS

+44 (0)1923 331100

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ISC associations: The Society of Heads, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day and Full boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 180

The Purcell School fees:

Boarding fees per term:

Day fees per term:

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
919 / 6239

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 9 to 19 (16)

Boarding: 9 to 19 (68)

Sixth form: (44)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 9 to 19 (17)

Boarding: 9 to 19 (79)

Sixth form: (41)

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Music scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer:Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies