Music is truly at the heart of Stafford Grammar School. Our students have the opportunity to explore their creativity and develop their musical talents.

Our music department is renowned across Staffordshire and has travelled across the UK and into Europe on tour. Our choirs, instrumental groups, orchestra, concert band and big band perform both within and outside school to a wide variety of audiences. We perform around 40 concerts each year, including our fantastic large-scale Christmas and Easter concerts.

Our bands and ensembles regularly feature in TV and radio broadcasts. A highlight of the year is the Stafford Grammar School Music Festival and have hosted some very well-known adjudicators including Julian Lloyd-Webber. 

 If you are a keen musician, then Stafford Grammar School is the place to be. 

We want our pupils to be actively involved and make life-long friendships through their participation in music. Seeing new Year 7 pupils performing alongside Sixth Form musicians is a real delight. 

As well as the elite performers, Music at Stafford Grammar School really is for everyone. We host regular concerts, involving beginners to Grade 8 standard musicians, to build their confidence and allow them to perform for a smaller, supportive audience. Our development groups (Little Big Band and Wind Band, for example) are specifically for musicians just beginning their musical journey with us.


Mr Gavin Lamplough
Director of Music

Stafford Grammar pupil playing the tubaOur Musicians beyond Stafford Grammar

We are delighted that many pupils at Stafford Grammar School represent us in national ensembles such as:

  • The National Youth Choir of Great Britain
  • The National Concert Band of Great Britain
  • The National Youth Orchestra
  • The National Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • The National Youth Music Theatre
  • A number of prestigious youth orchestras, such as CBSO Youth Orchestra

We regularly have pupils studying at conservatoire junior departments at the weekend, including the Royal College of Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music.