Heathcote School and Science College has been awarded the ISM / ISM Trust’s Bronze Certificate.
This means that more than 10 per cent of all the school’s GCSE students achieved an A* to C in GCSE music.
Headteacher, Zoë Cozens, told the Chingford Times: “I am delighted that we have been given this award, it is important to the School that we are recognised for our broad and balanced curriculum.”
Deborah Annetts, chief executive of the ISM – the professional body for musicians, congratulated the school.
She said: "We are delighted to recognise Heathcote School’s achievement in music and celebrate the commitment to music education shown by the school in their high uptake and high achievement of pupils.
"Music is a valuable subject, it brings value in itself to pupils as well as supporting achievement in other subjects. Music also opens doors and generates educational opportunities for pupils from all backgrounds. We are delighted that Heathcote School values music within their school curriculum and as the professional body for musicians and a subject association for music education, we are delighted to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate."
The certificate is awarded by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and the ISM Trust (www.ismtrust.org).
The Incorporated Society of Musicians is the UK’s fastest growing professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music.
It was set up in 1882 to promote the art of music and to protect the interests of all musicians.
Today it supports almost 8,000 members with unrivalled services and expert advice, from study up until retirement.
The ISM Trust, the Incorporated Society of Musicians’ (ISM) sister charity, was created in 2014 to advance education, the arts and to promote health.