"Members of the pupil parliament were very clear about how things could be improved and had some very good suggestions which they expressed very eloquently"
Ofsted 2018


At St Edward’s, we believe that music is a unique and powerful form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act and worship.

We use the Charanga Musical School to teach music lessons in all year groups. Each Unit of Work comprises the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

  1. Listening and Appraising
  2. Musical Activities
  3. Warm-up Games
  4. Optional Flexible Games
  5. Singing
  6. Playing instruments
  7. Improvisation
  8. Composition
  9. Performing


Our Vision & Aims

  • That children will develop an ability to listen to, and appreciate a wide variety of music, including that which has a specific purpose
  • That children will have opportunities to explore and express ideas and feelings about music
  • That children will explore a range of musical elements, for example: pitch, tempo and dynamics
  • That we will encourage active involvement in creating and developing musical ideas using voices and instruments - both tuned and untuned
  • That we will develop a sense of group identity and togetherness through composing, rehearsing, improvising and performing music with others, to an audience
  • That we will help the children develop self-discipline, creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment


“There is no such thing as an unmusical person.”

 Hans Werner Henze


“Music can change the world, because it can change people.”

Paul David Hewson