Charles Francis, ARCO

It give me great pleasure to announce that Charles Francis (Upper Sixth) has been successful in passing his ARCO examination.  This rigorous examination tests a multitude of written and practical skills at a very advanced level and entitles him to use the professional qualifications ARCO (Associate of the Royal College of Organists) after his name.  Congratulations Charles on this brilliant achievement!

We are also delighted to report that Charles has additionally been selected as the recipient of the Royal College of Organists Sawyer/Durrant prize for achieving the second highest mark in the practical examination.  Charles was also awarded the St Audries prize for the highest mark in the practical examination for candidates who are under 19 years of age.  This is a tremendous achievement and one in which he can be justly proud!

Spencer Payne, Director of Music