Francis Murton, Director of Music



Wolverhampton Grammar School
Compton Road
West Midlands


  • B.Mus (hons) University of Sheffield
  • LRAM – Royal Academy of Music
  • LTCL – Trinity College, London
  • ARCO – Royal College of Organists
  • Associate member of Chartered institute of Educational Assessors

Responsible for the development of music throughout the school, including concerts, ensemble work, instrumental and academic teaching.

I enjoy the variety that music offers; a typical day could include an A level lesson with a detailed analysis, followed by a GCSE composition group, leading to coaching a talented performer and finishing with conducting an orchestra rehearsal…

Francis came into teaching in his late twenties, after working as a free-lance musician. He trained in an inner city school, before moving to Wrekin College, where he was Director of music for seventeen years before moving to St Edmund’s School Canterbury, which educates the choristers of Canterbury Cathedral. He is also a Principal Moderator for GCSE Music.

“I have been struck by the warmth of welcome that I have received from staff and pupils alike.”

Aside from music, Francis is a keen sailor, cyclist and classic car enthusiast (he drives a 1946 Riley RMA)


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