Mrs Hopkins

We know everyone is now aware that, for family reasons, Mrs Hopkins is moving to deepest Essex which is sadly just too far away for her to continue commuting to CHS. During her tenure as Head of Music, Mrs Hopkins has added her own, inimitable sparkle to the music we have always enjoyed at CHS. There can be few CHS pupils, past and present, whose eyes do not light up at the mention of music and Mrs Hopkins. Yet the fun is always purposeful as the high standard of music at CHS bears testament to. It is a wonderful legacy for us to cherish.


Dr Ashworth

We are confident that Mrs Hopkins’ successor, a practising musician and teacher with his own style of musical joie de vivre, will be able to continue this legacy.


Dr Ashworth has an impressive CV, both as a musician and as a music educator. He has a doctorate from the Royal College of Music and has over ten years experience as a teacher and as Director of Music in London preparatory schools.


Dr Ashworth also has an emerging international profile as a composer with recent works including an opera for the International Opera Theatre in Città della Pieve, Italy. Admirably qualified and experienced to take on the role of Head of Music, he will also be able to provide individual singing and piano lessons for CHS pupils.

In addition, Dr Ashworth has met many of the children and has been impressed with their enthusiasm and high standards. He is keen to expand the children’s performing opportunities. We look forward to welcoming him to CHS in September and anticipate an exciting music year ahead.


Summer Concert

In the meanwhile, we are looking forward to the Summer Concert at the Steiner Hall next Friday, 16 June.