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The Music Lead at Grange Primary Academy is Mrs Meek.


Music makes an important contribution to the life of every school and should be celebrated, promoted and encouraged. A high-quality music education can improve self-confidence, behaviour and social skills as well as improve academic achievement across the curriculum. And while music touches the lives of all young people, the disadvantaged can benefit most. This is why we ensure all children have access to learning and making music as part of their broad and balanced curriculum at Grange.



                                                     Our Music Curriculum




  Our Music Subject Expectations (click to follow link)


 SEND provision in Music at Grange Primary Aacdemy  (click to follow link)


 Music National Curriculum (click to follow link)


Why is learning Music so important?

  • It helps build pupils’ self-esteem and self-discipline and leads to higher standards across the curriculum.
  • It can have a positive impact on everything from academic attainment to student attendance.
  • Research undertaken by the University of London has clearly demonstrated the cognitive benefits that music gives young children particularly in Key Stage 1, suggesting music can support the development of literacy, numeracy and listening skills.
  • It promotes the importance of working effectively with others towards a common goal; everyone has a role, helping to build co-operation and mutual support.
  • Playing an instrument or learning to sing requires real concentration! Quietness and calm whether on stage or in the classroom is also essential. Working alongside other members of an instrumental or singing group helps children to recognise their own skills and appreciate those of others, building important life skills such as empathy, problem solving and communication, and a sense of responsibility and commitment.
  • Music enables young people to express themselves, it empowers them to shape their world through sound and allows them to exercise their imaginations. Encouraging creativity also teaches them to think outside the box when problem solving. To succeed in the future, children will need to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative, and arts education will help.
  • Music making is not only good for the brain but also the heart! Children enjoy the pleasure of mastering a tune or a song. The stimulation of a first performance in front of an audience is an adrenalin rush that is never forgotten.
  • Music is inclusive irrespective of abilities. It can be of particular benefit to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities but also those who are marginalised, vulnerable and often hard to reach. Music gives children a unique motivation to participate and communicate and advances in technology mean more children than ever can take part in and reap the many benefits of a music education.


Resources to use at home:






There are lots of opportunities for music making outside of school too! This is the link to the Kettering centre that run classes on a Saturday morning for music, dance and drama.



We are supported in our music curriculum by the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT)


We use the Kapow resources as the basis for our curriculum which means we are able to teach the National Curriculum for music for all year groups.

As a result of our commitment to teaching music we have successffully been awarded the Music Mark accreditation.




We are proud to have taken part in United Learning music projects. 

United Learning Launches National Music and Performing Arts Project, Green  Love




  Being part of the Wassail project means that we were also part of a Classic FM Music Education Award! 

School Games Award Modeshift Stars 2020 Roade English Hubs TaMHS Ab Mauri EEF Forest School Greggs Healthy Schools Kinetic Letters KSSP Maths Hub Princes Trust SW The Association for Science Education Northamptonshire Music Education Hub PSQM 2023 PSQM 2019 AR Arbor Kagan Kagan CJs Kapow Eco School Eco School Music Mark

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