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Anything human can be felt through music, which means that there is no limit to the creating that can be done with music."     Nina Simone  

Our Intent

Our music curriculum develops learning, knowledge acquisition and improved well-being. We alos promote the love of music and singing in extracurricular activities and events. 

We ensure that all pupils

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others,
  • have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument,
  • use technology to make music appropriately
  • have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.


We use a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum through Charanga and teacher created experiences. Teaching and learning show progression across all Key Stages within the strands of music.

 We have made strong links with the Royal Albert Hall Band and The RBKC Music Hub. This allows us to take our music curriuclum to further heights.

In EYFS, children are taught singing and rythm as well as have the opportunity to expereince untuned percussion instruments. Children in KS1 learn the glockenspiel, then in KS2, Year 3 learn the recorder, Year 5 the guitar. Professional, peripatetic teachers work with Year 4 teaching the violin and small groups of year 5 & 6 children who wish to can take lessons on the trumpet or trombone. Children get access to being taught by real musicians!

We promote a love of playing an instrument and encourage children's  ability to do so as a form of expression.

Children have access to extra-curricular musical participation opportunities such as choir, musical performances and singing either at school or within and outside the local community.


 Children achieve age-related expectations in music at the end of each year. We encourage children to enjoy music in any way they choose whether as listeners, creators and performers. They have the opportunity to meet and learn a variety of musical instruments and use them as a form of expression and intellectual development. Further, they come to appreciate a wide range of musical styles from around the world and understand how music is influenced by the wider cultural, social and historical contexts in which it develops.


We  offer the opportunity to enroll children in private 1:1 piano lessons for a fee. We have employed highly talented pianists who deliver these lessons before, within and after the school day. This is very popular. Pleae do contact our office for further information and to join the waiting list. 

In our after shcool programme, children from Reception and up can learn the Djembe Drums, then in KS2 they have the opporutunity to learn violin, keyboard and guitar.