Music as a subject allows young people to connect with their “creative sides” to help them find and develop their own identity.


The department offers students an excellent opportunity to extend and develop their knowledge of Music in a comfortable and positive learning environment.

All students are encouraged to continue learning or start to learn a musical instrument.

The Peripatetic Music teachers at the Academy teach those who have lessons. More information about lessons can be found in the ‘Policies’ section of the Academy website.

Enrichments provide students with a variety of ensembles to join. The department has a Choir, Concert Band, Junior Band, String Group, Guitar Ensemble and Drum Ensemble, all of which perform at the annual Christmas and Summer concerts.



The music department is staffed with skilled and experienced, practising musicians with strong and relevant specialisms. We have created and shaped our KS3 curriculum taking into consideration the vast differences in experiences our students have had in KS2.

Our lessons are differentiated at multiple levels and this will allow access to the KS4 curriculum for students of all abilities, interests and intentions.

We have an inclusive ethos which provides all students with equal opportunities of success despite abilities or differences. We actively encourage self-regulation qualities as we need to ensure we can trust students using expensive and delicate equipment.


Department Staff
Staff Role
Mr D Taylor Head of Department
Mr M Posmyk Teacher of Music