Subject Overview

Music is situated in B Block. The music department in addition to its teaching classroom has two practice rooms.

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all students:

  • 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 appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.” ―Alphonse de Lamartine

Miss A Capaldi Assistant Headteacher
Mr G Harding Peripatetic Music Teacher , BMA Music
Mr J Askam Peripatetic Music Teacher, BMA Music
Mr M Thompson Peripatetic Music Teacher, BMA Music
Mrs R Ingham Peripatetic Music Teacher, BMA Music

KS3 Music & Instrumental lessons

At Key Stage 3, students study music as part of a carousel with other creative subjects. Students in years 7 and 8 study music for 6 periods over the fortnight and in Year 9 students have 4 lessons over the fortnight

We also offer the opportunity for your child to start music lessons in our dedicated music department (including specialised practice rooms).

Lessons available are: Guitar (Acoustic, Electric and Bass), Piano, Singing, Drums and Woodwind.
All students will have the opportunity to work towards examinations if they wish or simply play for pleasure (or both!)
All lessons are for 20 minutes (pairs or one to one) and take place during the school day. They are arranged on a rota basis to ensure minimal disruption to academic classes.

For more information including prices, students should speak to Miss Capaldi.

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”

Jane Austen