Music and Drama

Culford Prep School has a fine tradition of music-making both in and out of school. Its various musicians, ensembles and choirs provide music throughout the year in concerts, assemblies and house competitions.

The school also performs in Bury St Edmunds on a number of occasions during the year, most notably at the Carol Service in St Edmundsbury Cathedral. There are currently two choirs, Senior and Junior string ensembles, two string quartets and a small jazz group.

Music Calendar Spring 2017



Culford Prep School Musical The Witches


There are a range of annual productions: a Third Form production in the Autumn Term, a Lower Prep nativity at Christmas and a whole School musical in the Summer Term. Past productions have included The Witches, Run Rabbit Run and two internally written musicals.

Culford Prep School encourages pupils to participate in musical activities in their spare time as well as within School. Joining the choir or learning a musical instrument is a great way to do this. 

Music Activity Timetable

Spring Term


10:45am – Flute Ensemble (Cadogan, Speech and Drama Room)

1:00pm – Music Theory (Cadogan, Music Classroom)

1:00pm – Glee Club (Cadogan, 2nd floor Common Room)

1:00pm – First Form Choir (Cadogan Hall)

3:40pm – Choir sing in Collective Worship (St Mary’s Church)



1:00pm – Orchestra (Cadogan Hall)



1:00pm – Clarinet Ensemble (Cadogan, 2nd floor Common Room)

1:00pm – Choir (Cadogan, Music Classroom)

3:30pm – Wind Band (Cadogan, Music Classroom)

3:30pm – Guitar Ensemble (Cadogan, Speech and Drama Room)



12:30pm – Music Aural (Cadogan, Music Classroom)

1:00pm – String Band (Cadogan Hall)

1:00pm – Jazz Improvisation (Cadogan, Speech and Drama Room)

3:30pm – Choir (Cadogan, Music Classroom)


Individual Music Lessons and Scholarships

Individual Music and Speech and Drama lessons are available. In addition, the Prep School offers Music Scholarships at 11+ entry; candidates may offer one or, preferably, two instruments. For more information, please click here.