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25-33 Bow Road, London, E3 2AE0208 981 1131

Do you have a spare or unused musical instrument?

Instrument Amnesty

Central Foundation Girls’ School is a large, inclusive school in Bow, Tower Hamlets.  Our recent GCSE results placed us in the top 4% of non-selective schools nationally yet 57% of our students qualify as Pupil Premium.  We believe that lives are enriched through the study of music and the arts subjects and therefore offer instrumental lessons free-of-charge to our students.  Every student has the opportunity to apply for instrumental lessons and is encouraged to participate in a range of musical opportunities run by the department including ensembles, the school show, music assemblies and the summer music festival.  

The department is expanding – we currently have a long list of students who have applied for the opportunity – but we don’t have enough instruments for our students to learn.  We are holding an Instrument Amnesty and asking for donations of musical instruments in a good, playable condition.  All workable instruments will be lent to our students so that they have an opportunity to play and have access to all the benefits that a rich music education can bring.

What instruments do we need? 

Almost everything!  We particularly welcome donations of violins, violas, cellos, guitars (electric, bass and acoustic), clarinets, flutes, saxophones, keyboards, pianos, drum kits, djembe drums, tabla, dhol drums or sitars. 

How can you donate?

We welcome donations up to July 2020.  If you are able to drop-off instruments, please deliver them to our main reception, 25 - 33 Bow Road, London, E3 2AE


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Many thanks in advance!