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“Where words fail, music speaks”

Hans Christian Anderson

“Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our schools, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school.” (Quotation from the DfE’s Model Music Curriculum).

At our school, we understand the importance of music to inspire and connect children to others (working as a team to create and perform) while at the same time encouraging creativity and discipline. We aim to give children the opportunity to experience live music performances and to gain an understanding and appreciation for music from other cultures and a variety of genres. We give every child a chance to take part in extra-curricular musical activities through our provision of after school clubs, with the aim to develop confidence as well as ensemble and solo performance skills. 

We know that working together, being creative and practising in a disciplined way teaches our children to be disciplined, resilient, confident learners, and music enables all of this to happen. This is why music plays such a crucial part of our curriculum at our school.

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Music Lead

Mrs North

Hello. My name is Mrs North and I am the Music lead at St Alban's.

Hello. My name is Mrs North and I am the Music lead at St Alban's.