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Every pupil receives one hour of Music each week, in a specialist area equipped with keyboards, percussion, ukuleles and other instruments. Our Music curriculum has been written specifically for our school, allowing us make cross-curricular links as much as possible.


In addition to curriculum lessons pupils are encouraged to learn to receive instrumental tuition during the school day. We use the DASP Music Service as this helps to provide continuity through the entire pyramid system. Parents enter into an agreement with DASP and our school provides the venue for the lesson. Lessons last between 15 and 30 minutes and are planned on a rotational timetable to avoid pupils being withdrawn from the same curriculum lesson each week. Further information can be found at

Music Curriculum Overview for 2018 to 2019