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Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. It offers enjoyment and recreation, training in perception and physical co-ordination and opportunities for working alone and in groups. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.


At Cookley Sebright Primary School we follow the music scheme Charanga


Throughout the school year, all children are active participants in events such as Harvest Festival, Christmas production (Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2), Carols in the Playground and a Class assembly.


Each year, The Sebright Foundation fund the First Access Music Education (FAME) programme for all of our pupils in Year 4.  In the past, tuition has included flute, violin, clarinet and cornet.


  • A programme of whole-class instrumental tuition, designed to be a pupil’s first experience of instrumental music.
  • Delivered by a specialist instrumental teacher alongside the class teacher.
  • One hour per week for 33 weeks of the year (45 minutes delivery).

What are the benefits?

  • Improved pupil confidence, concentration, self-discipline and teamwork.
  • A positive impact on all pupils, including those with challenging behaviour or Special Educational Needs.
  • Weekly professional development for the class teacher and greater confidence in delivering music lessons and other musical activities.
  • Inclusive nature of the lessons: all pupils, regardless of ability will be enabled to take part.
  • Helps to identify musically talented pupils.


During the year they perform several short concerts, sharing their progress and achievements with their parents and the school.


We currently offer instrumental tuition for keyboard, violin and flute.