A Putney school has launched a music scholarship, which will offer girls in south London with a passion for music more opportunities.

As part of the Alpha Plus Group, Falcons School for Girls has introduced the initiative to all Year 3 students to benefit from a first-class education while receiving the finest musical tuition.

The opportunity is open for both current and non-current pupils, who may not get the opportunity for music tuition.

The music scholar will begin their study in the academic year this September, with the scholarship lasting throughout the pupil’s time at the school.

The scholarship is for string or woodwind players working towards or beyond grade 3 standard.

Singers are also encouraged to apply, but they must be willing to take up a second instrument offered by the school.

In line with the launch of the scholarship programme, the school also marks the opening of its new music technology suite, the ‘Creation Station’.

Pupils are welcome to enjoy the specialist facilities to maintain good progress on their instrument and allow their creative talents to flow.

Headmistress at Falcons School for Girls, Sara Williams-Ryan said: “We are very proud of the thriving music department here at Falcons School for Girls.

"80 per cent of our pupils have individual instrumental and vocal lessons, both in and out of school and we are excited to broaden this.

"Pupils who don’t learn individually still enjoy singing on a regular basis, whether it be in a curriculum music lesson, the weekly singing assembly or in one of our many choirs.

“We are delighted that we are able to offer these scholarships as I know that there are many young, local girls who would flourish at our school. We look forward to welcoming applications.”