Yehudi Menuhin School

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Yehudi Menuhin School
YMS Music House.jpg
Stoke d'Abernon
Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3QQ
Coordinates51°18′23″N 0°22′36″W / 51.30641°N 0.37666°W / 51.30641; -0.37666Coordinates: 51°18′23″N 0°22′36″W / 51.30641°N 0.37666°W / 51.30641; -0.37666
School typeIndependent day and boarding school
Music school
FounderYehudi Menuhin
Department for Education URN125428 Tables
PresidentDaniel Barenboim
Head teacherKate Clanchy
Age8 to 19
Number of students73
HousesHarris House, Music House, White House and Middle Block

The Yehudi Menuhin School is a specialist music school in Surrey, England, founded in 1963 by violinist Yehudi Menuhin.[1]The current Director of Music is Òscar Colomina i Bosch[2]. The school is one of the five established musical schools for school-age children in the United Kingdom, along with Chetham's School of Music, Wells Cathedral School, the Purcell School and St. Mary's Music School, Edinburgh.

Yehudi Menuhin founded the School to provide an environment and tuition for musically gifted children from all over the world to pursue their love of music, develop their musical potential, and achieve standards of performance on stringed instruments and piano at the highest level. Today's School provides a holistic musical and academic education for around 85 musically gifted boys and girls aged from 8 to 19, with specialist tuition on the stringed instruments, piano and classical guitar. The majority of the School's pupils are boarders, with roughly a dozen day pupils, mainly in the younger age groups.[3]

It is the School's ambition to be 'needs-blind' in its admission process. Parents are charged fees in accordance with their ability to pay, with around three-quarters supported by the Department for Education's Music and Dance Scheme[4] and the remainder assisted by bursaries from the School.

The school is a registered charity under English law.[5]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ Ivan Hewett. "Yehudi Menuhin: the violinist who changed the world". The Telegraph.
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  5. ^ Charity Commission. YEHUDI MENUHIN SCHOOL LIMITED, registered charity no. 312010.
  6. ^ a b "New Headmaster at The Yehudi Menuhin School". Get Surrey. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  7. ^ a b "Pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School set to wow audience in Bridport (From Bridport and Lyme Regis News)". 2015-03-18. Retrieved 2017-07-01.

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