City of Norwich School

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

CNS is in partnership with the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It brings many opportunities to CNS students and cluster schools, both in and out of school including;

  • master classes from professional musicians
  • recitals and concerts
  • visits to the Guildhall School
  • use of the Barbican for concerts and productions
  • specially devised projects for CNS students

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools and is also the UK's leading provider of specialist music training at the under-18 level. 

‘The partnership with Guildhall School of Music and Drama develops talented musicians through education from a specialist music provider whilst well experienced and well qualified music staff provide excellent opportunities for all students, building on the work executed by GSMD. Our examination results at KS4 and 5 demonstrate this.’ 

Headteacher, Mr.Jim Nixon

Having that link between CNS and the Guildhall is wonderful, when I was in Norwich I had to travel to London every Saturday. Socially, my weekend was cut in half. With a music school in Norwich, it means you don't have to do that. And if you have auditions at Guildhall, the link is already there. They know about the music centre in Norwich. 

Former CNS student Finlay McEwen, now studying saxophone, flute and clarinet at the Guildhall School.