A group of Wallington students are hoping to hit the right notes as they prepare for an a capella grand final.

Students from Wallington High School for Girls beat out more than 100 other hopefuls at the Epsom Regional Final of the 2020 Jack Petchey Perfect Pitch competition.

NoteWorthy have been together as a complete group of 16 since July 2019.

They were the winners of the first Perfect Pitch competition in 2018 and some of those older members have now left for university so had to be replaced by younger students.

Jennifer Yard, head of music and director of NoteWorthy at the Wallington school said: “We have bonded really well as a group and there are always excellent contributions in the creative process.

"We get a great buzz when it comes to live performances and feel that we have worked on cohesion and musicality.

"We are all incredibly excited about being in the Grand Final at Cadogan Hall and are ready to give it our best shot.”

At the grand final on March 1, 12 groups from three regional finals will perform two songs each in front of a panel of industry experts. Judges will then choose the Jack Petchey Perfect Pitch Champions sharing in a £1000 prize pot.

Sir Jack Petchey, aged 94, added: “It is right that we should support our youth in this way.

"It is right that we encourage and nurture them to grow their talents – whatever those talents may be and they have as much fun as possible on the way.

"How I would love to be able to sing like them. With the confidence they gain from Jack Petchey’s Perfect Pitch I hope they will go on to achieve great things.”