Proposal for a New Music School at the Dragon

Following a positive public consultation, the Dragon School is delighted to submit a planning application for a new Music School which will replace facilities that are now inadequate to meet current requirements.

We believe that our architects, Berman Guedes Stretton (BGS), have designed a building that will have a significant impact on music-making and performance at the Dragon School, while at the same time being sympathetic to local considerations.

We are confident that the new Music School will benefit future Dragons, and the broader Dragon School community, for many years to come. This page will be updated with news on progress with the planning application early in 2018. 

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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."