All Steinway School
On 27th November 2012 Gresham’s became an All Steinway School.
Twenty-one pianos, eight of which were grand pianos from the Steinway family, were delivered into Big School for the opening ceremony to mark their arrival. Parents, staff, and representatives from The Gresham’s Foundation, School Governors and Old Greshamian Club gathered together for the launch, during which the pianos were blessed by the School Chaplain before being played by pupils from all three Schools, ranging in ages from 4 to 18.
The School’s old pianos have been sold on to good homes, whilst the new pianos offer a wonderful opportunity for the School’s musicians to play on world-class instruments as well as access to Steinway Halls internationally.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Gresham’s Foundation, the School can be counted amongst one of a prestigious group of schools to receive the All Steinway status; Gresham’s has now become the first school in the East of England, one of only six independent schools in the UK and the first Prep and Pre-Prep School in the country to receive this accolade.