Welcome to
the Music Department!

We invite everyone at St Helen's to get involved in music-making, whatever their level of experience and we run choirs, bands, orchestras, chamber groups and musical performances of all musical genres and styles. Our team of thirty music teachers are here to support you in all things music-related.

Ms Helena Rakowski, Director of Music

Facts and figures


Nearly 400 individual music lessons every week in school


Our extracurricular programme includes 8 choirs, 6 orchestras, 20 chamber groups, a contemporary music club and a music tech club


A St Helen's student was a category finalist in the 2020 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition


Last year we held more than 30 concerts as well as workshops, masterclasses, festivals and competitions

Examination results 2020

GCSE results

  • 9 – 875%
  • 9 – 788%

A-level results

  • A* – A100%

Thank you for visiting the Music Department