Children in Key Stage One (KS1) and Key Stage Two (KS2) benefit from whole class music lessons taught by specialist music teachers. In KS1, children listen and respond to a wide range of recorded and live music. They are encouraged to use their voices expressively to sing songs inspired by their topic work and begin to play a range of instruments. In KS2 they continue to play percussion instruments and have the option to play the ukulele and sing in both solo and ensemble contexts. They experiment with improvisation and composition and explore the history of music.

We are proud that we offer individual or group tuition for a wide range of instruments: children can learn the violin, piano, keyboard, flute, clarinet and saxophone, and non-orchestra instruments ukulele, banjo, guitar and bass guitar. We have an established orchestra where the children can enjoy playing different instruments together. We also have a choir, led by a specialist music teacher, which performs regularly in the community, as well as at school. Our Year 5 children perform at the annual Big Sing event organised by the East Sussex Music Service.