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Specialist Arts Provision

Specialist Arts Provision

In our school, every child has a high quality weekly music and art lesson, taught by our specialist teachers. We collaborate with many prominent arts organisations including the Royal Albert Hall, Shakespeare School Festival and the Royal College of Music. This allows our children to work with professional storytellers, dancers, artists, writers, dramatists and musicians.


Children develop their ensemble skills using tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments. They also learn to evaluate their own work and are introduced to composing and improvising at the end of KS1. Much of our learning focuses on vocal work.

By the end of Year 6, all pupils have had the chance to play violin, guitar, trumpet and keyboard from a specialist. We currently offer recorder, clarinet, mixed brass, KS1 and KS2 singing, flute and saxophone in after school clubs. Some children go on to join our school orchestra and love the experience of playing in a mixed ensemble.

Art, Design and Technology

Our children learn how to become artists, designers and cooks. They use a variety of media, create designs and learn how to prepare food. To build on their skills many of our children choose to join clubs that will enable them to excel further.


Pupils can further develop these skills in breakdance, provided by the 'The Flying Gorillas' in after school clubs.  


Drama is studied within the English curriculum and as part of class assembly programme. Children in Year 6 put on a school performance each year. Year 5 produce abridged performances of ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’. These are performed in a public theatre. This allows students to develop the skills to be able to hold an audience while creating a believable portrayal of various characters within a range of styles.