Chetham's School of Music

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We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Chetham's School of Music in Greater Manchester, England.


School overview

  • Number of students: 200-300 (Senior), 0-100 (Prep)
  • Age range: 8-18
  • Gender: co-educational
  • Religious affiliation: all faiths
  • Exam system: GCSE and A Level

School location


School address:

Long Millgate
M3 1SB

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School profile

Chetham’s School of Music was founded in 1653 and existed as a school for boys until it became a co-educational music school in 1969. It is the largest school specialising in music in the UK. For over 50 years students and alumni have been successful in the wider music industry, either in competitions or as performers or teachers.

Best known for...

Chetham’s School of Music has a reputation for being one of the best schools for music in the UK, offering music and academic education from the age of 8 onwards. Indeed, while they are best known for their music programme, they also produce students that continue on to some of the best universities in the UK, choosing to study law and medicine amongst many other things.

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