Top UK Conservatoires Offer Places and Scholarships to Barton Students

In the first round of offers from conservatoires Barton Peveril students have stacked up 18 offers and scholarships between them.

Isabella Rose received offers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music.

I completely fell in love with the idea of studying at conservatoire and realised that it was where I needed to be. I had to put in a huge amount of work for this dream to come true, and with the support of my teachers I began to see huge improvements in my playing and confidence leading up to my auditions. It was the most rewarding feeling to be able to come out of it with 3 on-the-day offers to my top choices, and a scholarship, as a result of all of the hard work. Without studying at Barton Peveril I don’t think I would have come to the realisation that I had something special in music and that I could fulfil my dream.”

Felix Sladen-Jewell  received offers from the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music.

My experience at Barton has greatly helped me with my conservatoire applications. My teachers gave me lots of support and guidance with my preparation and auditions which has led towards me receiving offers from all of my top choices. I have been presented with many different opportunities at Barton such as being recommended to take part in the Martin Read Foundation Young Composers scheme. I am very thankful to all of my teachers for all of the help they have given me.”

Josh Clark received offers from the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music, and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Commenting on the current record numbers of students studying music at Barton, and successfully applying for conservatoires Bryan Postlethwaite, Director of Performing Arts, is keen to acknowledge the hard work that students put in, before and during their time at Barton:

We are delighted that over the past 4-5 years, particularly with the disruption of COVID lockdowns, the dedication of young musicians in the south Hampshire area, with the support of their teachers and participation in their  ensembles has led to a record number of music students at Barton. Our Music staff have strong links with the leading UK conservatoires and we are proud of the preparation-for-conservatoire support we offer to those students intent on pursuing that future path. We are even more proud to be able to offer that to all our students: whether or not at the start of their studies at Barton, they believe they are able to reach that goal.”

Barton Peveril has one of the largest Music and Performing Arts faculty of any equivalent sixth form college in the UK. 42 students are currently studying A Level Music, and are joined by a further 79 students taking A Level Music Technology, 55 taking the College’s bespoke Diploma in Pop and Jazz Performance, and a further 120 students specialising in Music Theatre. Each week approximately 350 students from across the whole college community join one or more of the music ensembles in the college’s diverse Q-XTRA programme, including the Barton String Quartet, the Concert Orchestra, String Ensemble, Soul Band, Choir and Chamber Choir.

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