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Music plays a major role in all our lives. This is not to say that we are all composers, performers or professional exponents of the art in any established form. Few would deny however, that they are affected and touched by music in some way. Music has become so much a part of everyday life that, in many cases, it has been taken for granted.

The experience many children have with music is often a passive one. One of the main aims of music education therefore, is to deepen and 'foster pupil's sensitivity to, and their understanding and enjoyment of music, through an active involvement in listening, composing and performing.' It is hoped that, in this way, students might grow to appreciate more an art form that has the potential to allow us into a world of experience through which we might understand a little more about ourselves and the environment in which we live.

Our specialist Music suite, with 5 studios and ICT equipment to allow students to explore music technology, is an excellent environment for learning.

Key Stage 3

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed in such a way as to prepare those students who may want to opt to take the subject at GCSE. Topics explored in the curriculum include instrumental skills (inspired by Musical Futures), composition for film music, classical forms, song writing, world music, arranging and much more.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, students study the OCR GCSE Music course. A summary brochure can be downloaded from the right, to see what is studied and how a student is assessed.


Extra curricular music lessons and ensembles are available, both at lunchtime and after school. Instrumental lessons are available in brass, woodwind, strings and guitar, drums and voice. We currently run a Brass Band, Choir and ‘Jam Band’ in lunchtimes throughout the week. All students are welcome.

Curriculum Overview

Year 7Year 8Year 9
Voiceworks (Singing)SambaLive Lounge (Arranging)
Cornet SkillsSongwriting 1Film Music
Ukulele EnsembleIntroduction to Music TechnologyBank Skills 3
Bank Skills 1Classical FormsThe Blues
Instruments of the OrchestraHistory of PopSongwriting 2
Day and Night (Elements)Bank Skills 2Minimalism

Faculty Staff

Mr P DaltonTeaching and Learning co-ordinator for Music
Mr J Squires-Evans
Brass peripatetic tutor
Mr G Heyes
Guitar peripatetic tutor
Mr M Fitton
Drums and percussion peripatetic tutor


Music Summary Brochure

Jun 22
We also had a very special guest performance from our very own Mr Lord! #rocknrollstar 2/2 https://t.co/6nUECC6xRL
Jun 22
Another year, another fantastic set of musical performances this afternoon at the Pilling Patronal Festival Garden… https://t.co/9TmrC3I6LB
Mar 18
Our students will be performing ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ at the Celebration of Music concert in Blackpool t… https://t.co/qRaGiUFngF
Mar 18
A spot of pre show knitting before this evening’s performance at Blackpool Opera House! #RockNRoll… https://t.co/tqTMxXy1ox
Nov 28
...thank you to all who braved the weather to attend. We’re already planning the next one. https://t.co/9HhaTIWl4x