Music plays a very important part in the life of the school. Many children in Key Stage 2 learn to play the recorder and pupils may choose to learn a woodwind or brass instrument with the Music for Schools Foundation. There is a school choir and the whole school regularly take part in festivals, concerts and productions.
In March 2019 we took our Year 5 and 6 pupils to Chipping Norton School to participate in a workshop and concert as part of Chipping Norton Music Festival. The children learnt songs from the musical "Joseph" and performed them to an audience of parents and friends.
In May 2018 we took our Key Stage 1 pupils to a workshop and concert organised by the County Music Service. The children were joined by author Julia Donaldson and her husband for a morning of singing based on her popular picture books.
In previous years children in years 5 and 6 have been to the Royal Albert Hall as part of the ‘Oxfordshire Massed Choir’. Accompanied by the Oxfordshire Youth Orchestra plus a chamber choir and singing on stage in the Royal Albert Hall this really is a musical experience ‘second-to-none’.
Every year the school holds a "Musical Extravaganza" where any children who learn musical instruments or have professional vocal coaching are invited to perform to an audience of friends and parents. This year we enjoyed performances from the school choir, recorder groups and many individual performers aged from 5 to 11 years. We are proud to celebrate the musical achievements of our pupils.