Music adds incalculably to a child’s development. From improving mathematics to increasing wellbeing of the whole child, we understand the importance of children being part of a rich and inspiring musical tapestry. Music runs through all facets of life at St. Paul’s, and includes everyone, regardless of background or previous musical experiences.
Curriculum music lessons introduce students to a wide range of music from around the world. Sequences of lessons build carefully upon previously learnt skills, building musical literacy by the end of Year 6. All students have the opportunity to learn an instrument and take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Hymns and songs are performed during collective worship from a wide repertoire, both religious and secular.
Our school values will be promoted in all areas of music. Hymns and songs are selected for each half term to link with our focus value, and the wide range of music from around the world links with our values of, respect, hope and passion. Through challenging but achievable learning, pupils develop both perseverance, wisdom and trust.