Dates, Venues and Cost 2020

We are running three courses in 2020: one at Easter and two in the Summer.  Please scroll down for more information.



Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 April 2020 at Purcell School, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Monday 10 - Friday 14 August 2020 at St John's School, Leatherhead, Surrey

Monday 24 - Friday 28 August 2020 at Purcell School, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Children should arrive on the first day of the course between 8.45 and 9.15, ready for the first session at 9.30; and the course will finish with an end of course concert on the final day at 2.30, after which the children will be ready to leave.

After the first day, children attending on a day basis should arrive by 9.25, ready for the first session at 9.30.  They will be ready to go home at 6pm each day.

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How much?

£565 for a residential place and £410 for a day place, for all Easter Course bookings made before 31 January 2020 and for both Summer Course bookings made before 22 May 2020.  Thereafter £595 for residential places and £445 for day places.

The cost of the course is all inclusive – all classes and tuition, accommodation, meals and activities.

If any day children wish to join in the evening activities, this option is available until 9pm and will be chargeable at £20 per evening.


St John's School in Leatherhead 

St John's has stunning facilities, and its Performing Arts Centre forms our base for the week, along with use of its exceptional sports faciltiies (including an indoor swimming pool) and great boarding accommodation.  We first held a course at St John's in 2019, and are delighted to be able to return there in 2020.

The school is set in extensive grounds and is in an extremely convenient location, easily accessible from London for day pupils and minutes from the national motorway network.  It is south of London, just outside the M25 and near the A24; and is a short walk from Leatherhead station, which is served by direct trains from Waterloo and Victoria.

For further information about St John's School, please visit its website 

Purcell School in Bushey 

Our first ever course was at Purcell, and we keep on returning there because it suits our requirements so well.  It is one of the the country’s leading specialist music schools, and so has all the music facilities we need: and it is relatively small, with everything close to hand, which makes it a friendly and welcoming place.  

The boarding accommodation is bright and modern, and the bedrooms are for between one and four children: no huge dorms in which older children won't want to be and in which younger children are less likely to get a good night's sleep!  The school is in a great location, easily accessible from London for day pupils and minutes from the national motorway network.  It is north-west of London, minutes inside the M25 and just off the M1.

For further information about The Purcell School, please visit its website 

Just a quick note to thank you and all the tutors for another excellent course. My children enjoyed it even more than last year, which I wouldn't have thought possible. It is so lovely as a parent to get into the car with them, and listen to the words tumbling out instead of the usual teenager monosyllabic replies to most enquiries!  The tutors work so hard, but do rather look from the photos as if they are enjoying themselves too...

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