Proposal for a New Music School at the Dragon

Dragon School is delighted to unveil its proposals for a new Music School; some early images are shown below.

We believe that our architects, Berman Guedes Stretton, have designed a Music School that will be the beating heart of the School, providing young Dragons with a first class facility to explore music making, and benefit from its enriching qualities.

The designs received a positive response at a public consultation held on 29th June, 2017 and have now been submitted to Oxford City Council. 

Further updates will be posted when available.

render View of garden sm 

Birds eye perspective garden sm 

View of Entrance 

Professor Susan Hallam, MBE, undertook comprehensive research for the Institute of Education "The research shows there is compelling evidence for the benefits of music education on a wide range of skills including: listening skills which support the development of language skills, awareness of phonics and enhanced literacy; spatial reasoning which supports the development of some mathematical skills; and where musical activities involve working in groups, a wide range of personal and social skills which also serve to enhance overall academic attainment, even when measures of intelligence are taken into account.

“The benefits are greatest when musical activities start early and continue over a long period of time. The teaching of music must also be of high quality for the benefits to emerge. If the quality is poor then the benefits will not be evident."
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