SMC Summer School

Summer School : 7 – 11 August 2017
This year's theme: 1987

The following courses are part of this year's Summer School programme. If you are interested in any of the activities, please obtain an enrolment form. These are available by contacting the Office by telephone, email, from the desk on Saturday mornings or download a booking form from the website here in pdf format. Alternatively, if you are in the area, pop into the Music Centre Office at Stratford School. All places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and no places are guaranteed until we have received the application form. Courses will not run if minimum numbers are not reached.

A non-refundable deposit of £30 per course is required on application. All enrolments must be on a paper form with cheques attached made payable to SMC 2016 Ltd, or preferably by direct bank transfer [details on the application form]. There are concessions available to families that are on certain benefits. Please contact the office for details.

Fees are due by Saturday 15 July 2017. Fees may be paid by instalments by arrangement with the Centre.

There will be a Showcase at Stratford School on Friday evening (NOT at Stratford ArtsHouse as previously), starting at 7.00pm. More details of this will be available later.

Photographs may be taken during the week and at the Showcase for our own publicity purposes (including the possibility of publication on our website). No names or other identifying details of students are reproduced in any media. Please let the office know if you do not give consent for photos including your children to be used.

No students are to come onto the school campus before 9.00am and must be picked up on time. We do not take any responsibility for students, unless they are registered in the groups or lunch sessions.

Course details

Rock School

This is a week-long course for all students aged 10 – 16 years who have been playing drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and/or vocals for at least two years.

There will be a Showcase event at Stratford School and all rock school students must be available to take part.


A week-long course for all students aged 10 – 16 years interested in sewing.

Learn step by step: pattern cutting, hand stitching and machine skilles.

This year students will make a 'onesie' to be modelled at the Friday night Showcase

Show in a week: Beauty and the Beast

A week-long course for 7 – 12 year olds to include all aspects of music theatre (singing, acting and dance)

There will be a performance on the Friday afternoon.

Timetables and costs

The following table sets out the overall timetable and costs for the week.

Time Course Ages Cost for the week
9.30 am – 4.00 pm Rock School 10 – 16 years

First child: £150
Second child: £120
Third child: £100

There will be a £10 reduction for full fees being paid by Saturday 20 May 2017

9.30 am – 4.00 pm Sewing skills 10 – 16 years
9.30 am – 4.00 pm Show in a week: Beauty and the Beast 7 – 12 years