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Super SATs results above the local and national average.Charity of the year with the Co-op achieved by our Young Leaders.At the recent Rochdale Music Festival our bands won in all three categories- our Full band of 35 children aged 7-11, our Training band and our Ensemble Band (for more experienced players). We won the Musical theatre section with a superb rendition of two songs from Oliver! Our wind band did really well too.We are the overall year 6 winners of Springhill Athletics 2017.Winner of the Football League and local tournament.Our band was filmed by BBC for Cbeebies programme for broadcast in December.

Music

 

Classroom Music

Singing

Mrs Crabtree teaches singing in Key Stages 1 and 2.  

 

Extra-curricular Music

Musical Instruments

Our school has strong links with Wardle High School. Music teachers from Wardle visit the school to teach children to play brass and woodwind instruments. Mr Lee Rigg teaches brass and Mrs Jane Conway teaches woodwind.

Lessons are not funded by the school, charges are kept to a minimum.

Lessons cost £50 per term and are payable in advance. An annual charge of £25 is made to cover the hire and insurance of the musical instruments. Children are taught in groups of no more than eight.

We have a senior band and a training band. These rehearse during the lunch break.

Those children who are developing well are invited to take the ABRSM music grades. Sometimes additional lessons are offered to support the children in developing their solo playing skills.

Music is a performing art and we encourage our children to perform in concerts as soon as they are able. We expect band members to be smart, wearing a white long sleeved shirt, grey skirt or trousers and school tie. The school loans band members a waistcoat. All children are expected to wear black shoes.

As well as playing at concerts, the children are invited to attend a range of very important events. For example, on Tuesday 1st March 2016 the band played for the Mayor and local community at Littleborough station. The children then went on the train to Hebden Bridge through the Summit tunnel. This was to mark the 175th anniversary of the Summit Train tunnel.