IN THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT we celebrate musical excellence. We pride ourselves on providing memorable musical experiences, with the purpose of broadening pupils’ musical horizons and musical tastes, equipping them for a more fulfilling adult life.

We involve every pupil in high-quality music-making. To do this we must persuade pupils that everything is possible; we are determined to show them that they are better than they think they are!

For more information about any aspect of our music department, please visit our popular microsite. There you can explore past events, find out more about peripatetic lessons, and check updates on everything from our House Music competition to upcoming concerts.

Teaching Staff

Peripatetic Staff

Ms L Ableman (Piano)
Mr S Ashworth (Piano)
Mr P Aslangul (Cello)
Mr I Barcia del Cerro (Guitar)
Mr D Cox (Clarinet and Saxophone)
Mr D Emson-Jukes (Bassoon)
Ms H Dennis (Oboe and Piano, Director of Double Reed Ensemble, Year 7 Programme)
Mr N Franks (Flute, Director of Flute Ensemble, Year 7 Programme)
Mr J French (Percussion, Director of Percussion Ensemble, Year 7 Programme)
Mr C Hann (Voice, Choral Director, Year 7 Programme)
Mr C Kimber (Percussion)
Mr F Lawton (Guitar, Director of Guitar Ensemble)
Mr J Marshall (Trumpet, Year 7 Programme)
Mr D Molyneux (Guitar)
Mr E Saklatvala (Voice)
Mr P Sanders (Clarinet and Saxophone, Director of Clarinet Ensemble, Year 7 Programme)
Mr T Scaife (Brass, Director of Brass Ensemble, Year 7 Programme)
Ms C Taylor (Violin and Viola)

Support Staff

Mrs D Straw (Departmental Administrator)

Our Facilities

In January 2023, the Music Department moved into the Britton Centre, a bespoke building for musical endeavours complete with a recital room, a sound recording room, three large music classrooms and nine sound-proofed music practice rooms.

All three classrooms are equipped with computers for composition (software includes MuseScore 4 and Sibelius), pianos and drumkits, and even a mini musicology library. Our Recital Room is home to two grand pianos and an impressive array of percussion instruments, including a marimba, a vibraphone, a bass drum, and a complete set of four timpani.

Ensemble rehearsals take place in the Recital Room and a multi-purpose classroom. Smaller soloists’ and chamber music concerts are held in the Recital Room, whilst our larger events, such as the Winter and Spring Concerts take place in the John Jenkins Hall in the main school building.



For full details regarding the numerous co-curricular opportunities offered to students at Wilson’s, please visit our site to listen to recordings and see our most up-to-date Co-curricular Timetable.

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Wilson’s School

A boys’ grammar school in the London Borough of Sutton (UK), Wilson’s School is:

  • committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
  • a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. 7536970). Registered office: Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9JW
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