How is Music taught at St Paul’s?

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At St Paul’s we follow the National Curriculum for music.

The National Curriculum for Music aims 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 notations.

Our ‘Diversity in Music’ document shows some of the musicians of different ethnicity, age, race, ability and gender that the children will study while at St Paul’s School.


                                               Music Diversity Map

Do You Have Extra Curricular Opportunities?

We have a wonderful choir who have been invited to perform at various events including Catherine Lodge Residential Home and the Local Church.

Children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.  A number of specialists visit the school on a regular basis to teach violin, piano and guitar.  Children receive a twenty minute individual lesson each week for which there is a charge.  Further information is available from Barnet Education Arts Trust (BEAT).