General Information


There are three teaching terms per year, each of eleven weeks, corresponding with the normal school terms. Ten Principal Study and Second Study lessons are given each term; other activities take place on every Saturday during term.

Term dates


Lessons and activities are timetabled on Saturdays from 9.00am. Lessons, rehearsals, concerts, classes and other activities continue into the middle of the afternoon. The length of the day depends on the amount of activities in which a student participates.


We build your Saturday timetable around your individual needs with an emphasis on the musical training and music-making which we feel are of fundamental importance to all young musicians.

Principal Study and Second Study tuition are offered in: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, recorder, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, guitar, harp, voice*, classical accordian, percussion and composition.

Additionally, Second-Study tuition is available in saxophone.

*Singers are accepted to Junior Academy for school years 11 upwards.  Only in exceptional circumstances would we consider a younger application.

You can read Junior Academy’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement here.


We recognise the very valuable role which parents play in the success of Junior Academy, particularly by supporting and organising thorough daily practice schedules at home. We encourage contact between parents and individual teachers, and there is Parents’ Association. This group runs the Junior Academy canteen on Saturdays, which provides not only a social focus for students, but also an additional source of bursary funds for those in financial need.

Junior Academy fees and financial support