School Music

We have an enviable reputation for our music curriculum and opportunities. Our children regularly have the opportunity to demonstrate their wonderful talents and are in great demand for concerts and fetes.

Our pupils learn to play the recorder and ocarina alongside their usual class music lessons. Our Y3 class participate in a Folk project (playing either a penny whistle, ukele, violin or drum), whilst our Y4 class play either a trombone, trumpet or clarinet as part of a Bb project. Y5 play three different drums, under the banner of World Percussion. These latter three projects are classed as Wider Opportunities Programmes; should children enjoy them and wish to take their learning further, we have piano, guitar, brass, woodwind and string tuition available in school.

We also have a wide range of extra-curricular music clubs - recorder, ocarina, advanced ocarina, folk group, brass group, samba band, guitar ensemble, KS1 choir, KS2 choir and our instrumental ensemble.

Our music strategy is available below.

The KS2 choir appear each year at the Phones4U Arena, joining lots of other schools to participate in 'Young Voices'. They have also joined the Liverpool Signing Choir to take part in the annual NSPCC Carol Service at St Mary's Church. They also won the East Cheshire Primary Choir Competition (in 2017).  Already in 2019/20, they have been selected to perform twice at Chester Cathedral as winners of the Emergency Services Primary Carol Competition and the NeuroMuscular Charity Primary Choir winners.

Other music groups also perform exceptionally well - our Folk Group are the current Cheshire East Primary Ensemble winners (2019). Here they are receiving their prize.

Another key aspect of our Music provision is the development of a Singing Playgrounds team of children, who organise songs and singing activities for their fellow pupils at playtime.


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Stapeley Broad Lane
C of E Primary School

Broad Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7QL

Headteacher | Jen Holden