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At St. Andrew’s, the teaching and learning of Music is an important part of our vision: ‘Life in All its Fullness – Come and See’. Music has the power to bring our school community together and can be creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging.

Teaching and Learning

Music lessons at St. Andrew’s follow the Charanga Music scheme. This highly regarded scheme has been carefully designed to link in with the DfE Model Music Curriculum. Class Music lessons follow sequences of learning in the key areas listed below which, together, all contribute towards the steadily increasing development of musicianship:

· Singing

· Listening

· Composing

· Performing

The school has a range of instruments for the children to play as part of their Music lessons, including a wide selection of percussion instruments and a class set of glockenspiels.


Each year, children across the school have exciting opportunities to participate in musical performances in their age phases. Our school also participates in local music events in collaboration with other schools and in recent years, our children have performed at the Southmill Arts Centre, the Barnabus Centre and in St. Michael’s Church, Bishop’s Stortford.


Peripatetic Music Lessons

We have several visiting peripatetic teachers at St. Andrew’s, who can currently offer piano, flute or drum lessons. Please speak to the school office if you would like to find out more.