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At Brabourne CEP School we believe that Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.

A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop an engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and critically listen to other pieces of music.

In line with the National Curriculum the principal aims of Music at Brabourne are to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notation

Cultural Capital in Music

Through a range carefully tailored lessons, children are exposed to a global range of music, from folk music, to music of varying genres from great composers. Children engage with these genres through singing, playing or active listening to quality recordings. Whenever possible they are encouraged to draw on their own wide cultural heritage.  Through singing worship, children are given the opportunity to reflect on a wide variety of musical performances and instruments outside of the general experience, drawing on the contribution to music made by all cultures.  Children are given the opportunity to join musical events outside of school and experience performances from musicians. 

To find out more about our Music curriculum, please see:

Substantive & Disciplinary knowledge in Music (Brabourne-CEP-Progression-Music-1.pdf)