• To ensure all children believe they are musical.

  • To have opportunities to listen to, create and perform in class, with the whole school and in the local community.

  • As pupils progress, to develop a more critical engagement with music (understanding pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure) as well as notation skills.

  • To listen and compose with increasing critique while also learning about a range of historical periods, styles and genres.

  • To have opportunities to develop their own talent with individual music lessons and First Access tuition. 

We follow the Kapow curriculum, an ambitious, spiral, skills-based curriculum developed by specialists.  This is enhanced by teacher videos to support continuous staff development, enabling all of our teachers to teach music.

As well as half-termly curriculum units, music is interwoven into school life through class and listening playlists, within assemblies and through KS2 class and First Access whole class tuition and individual music lessons. 



  • Confident performers, composers and listeners and will be able to express themselves musically at and beyond school.
  • Able to show an appreciation and respect for a wide range of musical styles from around the world and will understand how music is influenced by the wider cultural, social, and historical contexts in which it is developed.
  • Understand the ways in which music can be written down to support performing and composing activities.
  • Demonstrate and articulate an enthusiasm for music and be able to identify their own personal musical preferences.
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the national curriculum for Music.


Individual music lessons
We currently offer guitar, drumming, flute and keyboard lessons.
If you would like your child to have lessons, please go to the website
Sign up here for lessons, you will be put on a waiting list and notified by cmst when a slot becomes available.
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Whole Class tuition KS2 - recorder, glocks, ukuleles
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