Main Programme

The closing dates for Applications are as follows:

1 March (Auditions in late March / early April)

Late applications are occasionally possible, subject to availability

String Time

Applicants will be added to the String Time Programme Waiting List on the date that their Application Form is received. Places will be offered during the Summer Term (June/July) for the following September.

Please note that there are only 15 places per school year group and that places from the Reception school year upwards will always depend on the level of current student re-enrolment.

Band Time

Applicants will be added to the Band Time Programme Waiting List on the date their Application Form is received. Places will be offered during the Summer Term (June/July) for the following September. 

What our students say

"My time at Junior Trinity was crucial to me, as it was during my studies with Gladys Puttick and Richard Stangroom that I became aware of the true excitement and importance of musical activity, and as a result decided that music would be what I wanted to do as a professional career. Junior Trinity's enlightened curriculum, which was anything but stuffy and academic, provided me with the most formative influences of my musical training."

Barry Wordsworth, Principal Conductor, BBC Concert Orchestra

All prospective students for the Main Programme take an audition with the Head of Children’s and Young People’s Programmes and an instrumental/vocal specialist. Auditions usually take place in March and April for entry the following September. Occasionally there are opportunities to audition in May half term or later, subject to availability.

Closing date for September 2018 applications is 1 March 2018

Applicants are expected to be at least Grade 5 standard or equivalent on their first study instrument.

The audition includes:

  • Performance of two contrasting pieces on first study
  • Performance of one piece on second study - if appropriate
  • Scales and arpeggios on first study appropriate to the applicant's current standard
  • Aural tests
  • Sight-reading
  • Extemporisation (applicants are not expected to have prior experience)

A significant part of the audition involves conversation. We want to know about you, your musical experiences to date, and your future aspirations.

Please note that auditions are not required for the String Time Programme.

"I found the audition so relaxing and professional; it was a wonderful experience."

Current Junior Trinity student

Audition Fee
The audition fee is £35 for applying to join in September 2017 and can be paid via our online shop. Please note that the audition fee is non-refundable.

Click here to download our audition requirements

Attend one of our termly Open Days, to get a first-hand taste of Junior Trinity.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • observe General Musicianship classes, large ensembles, choirs and chamber groups;
  • talk to staff and students informally;
  • attend a JT@Teatime concert given by Junior Trinity students; and
  • take a guided tour of our historic site with its state of the art facilities.


"It was informative and exciting, and we found everything useful!"

"The whole day was perfect. The arrangements for an individual Open Day timetable were most impressive. It was action packed and everything we experienced was useful in making a decision."

"We would be so pleased for B to come to Junior Trinity, and she would be thrilled. We found the atmosphere to be amazing and the staff so friendly and approachable."


Our next open day is Saturday 20 January 2018.

Book from 1 December 2017


Students are encouraged to discuss their career aspirations and options with teaching and administrative staff, who are often able to provide advice and contacts. Students in years 11 and 12 usually begin to think about Higher Education at this point, and some have the dilemma of choosing between university or conservatoire if they are interested in a music course.

Junior Trinity is able to advise on UCAS entries and there is also an annual careers seminar organised jointly by the Junior Departments of the London Conservatoires where speakers from all branches of the profession are represented.

The Jerwood Library includes reference copies of careers guides.


Junior Trinity places great emphasis on providing a safe and caring environment for its students in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Many students comment on how Junior Trinity has helped them to develop as individuals and how their confidence has increased.

All teaching and administrative staff, including deputy teachers, undergo DBS checks as part of the appointment process.

King Charles Court at the Old Royal Naval College is a secure environment and students are at a safe distance from busy roads. Registers are taken in each lesson and class and unauthorised absences are strictly monitored.

"Junior Trinity has been one of the few places that A has attended where he is able to be himself and for this I am truly grateful."

Parent of Junior Trinity student with educational support needs

"H is really loving her time at Trinity, and I have to thank you for everything you are doing for her; she seems to have grown up so much this year and it has done wonders for her confidence and maturity."

Parent of current Junior Trinity student


In exceptional circumstances, it may be appropriate for students to change instrumental/vocal teachers. This is only permitted at the beginning of term and at least half a term's notice is required. Initial requests for a change of teacher should be made to the Head of Children’s and Young People’s Programmes, whose decision is final.

Withdrawal from Junior Trinity may happen as a result of changes in family or educational circumstances. Termination of studies is permitted at the end of term, and notice must be given before the half term break. Where this is not possible, parents will be charged a full term's fees in lieu of notice.