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Excellent webinar from . Having previously worked for / with him at it definitely rings true. By far the best professional development I've ever had, both formal and informal.


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*Really* Looking forward to the next webinar Exec. Principal & prof. trained coach will share: Team Toxins: mistakes leaders make and how to avoid them 📅 Tuesday 9th June 🕕 6.00pm Save your spot here:


Sounds like you have got a lot on your plate. Don’t put yourself under too much pressure. We know our parents are doing their best under difficult circumstances. When we are back at school we will make sure all students get back on track. If you need more support then let us know


A massive thank-you to all our families for working with us during this difficult time. It’s now been a few days of our new virtual school plan. Please get in touch and let us know how it’s going or what we can do to offer further support


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With school closures and social distancing affecting us all, we’ve created something in the hope that it makes your life a little easier. Audible Stories - 100s of kids’ audiobooks for free. Just click, stream and listen 😊


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Please, Parents. Help your children and your teachers + the country. School on Monday has to be the LAST resort, not the first. We must ALL be so, again, please, if they can, they MUST and then you’ll help us help you.


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You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.


A reminder that children of keyworkers and vulnerable groups can come to school on Monday at 9am. Just drop us an email to let us know you’re coming. Let’s do it 👊


Y11 shirt signing: it hasn’t ended the way we wanted but you were on track for record results and we’re really proud of you.


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just looked at the online school work very impressed thank you 😊 makes this difficult time easier for parents


Today all year 7 and 8 students were given at least one book minimum to take home and read while schools are closed.


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Music is a world within itself. With a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity. For all to sing, dance and clap their hands.

Music is powerful and essential to our existence as human beings. It speaks to our emotions and connects our heart and mind.

Our music curriculum was born out of the vision that we hold in Performing Arts: promote creativity, promise inclusivity and pursue excellence. We firmly believe that every child has the right to an excellent musical education and that music is able to offer both academia, fun and expression of both oneself and a community. 

Our curriculum offers our students, musical knowledge and skill which in turn, allows creativity to grow, be nurtured and thrive.  As composers, performers and listeners, students are able to differentiate between genres and become assured in the art of music making.

Practical music making is at the heart of what we do in KS3 and all of our schemes allow our students to fully engage with developing the three disciplines of music; performing, composing and listening. We offer a rich curriculum that immerses students in historical context and music making. Soft skills are promoted and explicitly taught to foster resilience and independence.

Year 7 – Sing Up - Stomp - Keyboard Skills - African Music - Music Technology

Our newest members to the school start their journey with an exciting singing scheme culminating in the ‘Sing Up Concert’ which showcases their hard work to friends and family. We then study rhythm; focusing on notation in ‘Stomp’, musical theory is; through the keyboard skills scheme exposing students to music by Mozart, Bob Marley and Ben E King into African Music where we explore call and response, vocal methods and traditional African instruments. We arrive at the Music Technology suite to experience modern day musical production using ‘Logic Pro’ - an industry standard programming tool. Alongside these schemes we learn and constantly consider the fundamental building blocks of music incorporating Dynamics, Rhythm and pitch into all performance, reflection and discussion.

Year 8 – Guitar – Carmina Burana – Percussion – Bands – Gospel - Samba

The journey continues with an immersive year into instrumental exploration with students trying their hand at an array of musical instruments whilst continuing to add to the building blocks of knowledge. Students experience the challenge of performing together and learn crucial ensemble skills during the ‘Bands’ scheme offering up performances of their hard work to the year group. We study Drums, Guitar, keyboards and Vocals during this year and tackle pieces by Van Morrison, Bruno Mars, Chuck berry and Rogers and Hammerstein always considering the ways in which the musical elements such as Dynamics, structure and tempo have helped shape the music. In Music Technology students further their expertise by completing sequencing projects in Samba and Carmina Burana.

Year 9 – Dance music – Jazz – Oratorio – Ensembles – Sequencing – Composition

In Year 9 our students sharpen their focus by choosing one preferred instrument to specialise in. They continue to develop their skill and understanding of the instrument practically through the Jazz, Ensemble and Composition schemes.  We then delve into the classical world of Oratorio through Handels ‘Messiah’ and a sequencing project on Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. The year culminates in a practical composition project where students prepare a solo performance on their chosen instrument.

Our 2 year GCSE with OCR offers a great blend of practical, theoretical and technological study. With a 60/40 split between coursework and exam respectively, students will continue to master skills in performance and composition alongside developing their musical knowledge and theory in topics which vary from Punjabi Bhangra to Classical concerto to Samba. 50% of the coursework is computer based where students compose, sequence and create their own compositions and solos using Logic Pro in our Music Technology computer suite. The course is well rounded albeit with a slight leaning towards the more practical side of music.


Please find attached the 2019/2020 curriculum map for Music


Music KS3-KS4 27th Aug 2019 Download