Primary School, Silver IH, Music Mark
Music At Southglade Primary School
“Every child should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching” - National Plan for Music Education, DfE.
Nottingham is one of only 6 areas in the country to run the exciting In Harmony programme, an intense form of whole class teaching that aims to transform the lives of children using the power and disciplines of community-based orchestral music-making.
At Southglade Primary School, we offer a Silver In Harmony package, taught by our colleagues from Nottingham Music Service. As a registered charity and lead partner for the Nottingham Music Education Hub, NMS are committed to making music accessible and inclusive. From Year 4, your child will learn the trumpet or trombone. From Year 5 they will be able to join Area Band, an after-school music club run by NMS. There is also the chance for our children to participate in a subsidised residential music camp at Ilam Hall in Staffordshire, also run by NMS, as well as attend inspirational musical events at prestigious venues in the city.
As your child progresses with their instrument, they will have the opportunity to get involved with a range of exciting music ensembles run by NMS. And, if your child loves to sing, you might also consider the Robin Hood Youth Choir!
NMS has various strategies to support your child to learn, and one of these is to support them to achieve accreditation through ABRSM Music Medals and Grade exams.
At Southglade Primary School, we are proud to have been awarded the Music Mark! Through our work with NMS we have shown commitment to ensuring high quality music education for all our pupils.