A WINCHESTER school is celebrating 15 pupils getting music awards.

The Pilgrims' School pupils' scholarships include six for Winchester College, two to Eton and to Churcher’s, and single awards to each of Harrow, St Paul’s, Radley, Sherborne and King Edward VI School.

The current crop of pupils includes three Winchester Cathedral Choristers, two Winchester College Quiristers and 10 boys who are neither. 

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Hampshire Chronicle: The Pilgrims' School pupils

Russell du Plessis, director of music at Pilgrims’, said: “I’m incredibly proud of them. They are an especially committed and collegiate group of genuinely musical boys; their success is well-deserved.” 

Tim Butcher, headmaster and former Pilgrims’ music award winner, said: “We are incredibly proud of the determination and hard work of every single boy who auditioned for an award. That 15 gained one is testament to them and to the dedication and encouragement from all the teaching and music staff. This really is fantastic news for our school community.”