Music is central to life at St James and singing and instrument playing can be heard not only throughout the school day but also before and after school. In addition to general music lessons, there are several occasions for Year 7 pupils to sing as a whole year group for performances and throughout the year everyone has opportunity to contribute to numerous assemblies, church services and the end of year concert.
Music lessons in Years 7 to 9 put an emphasis musical skills (such as reading notation), and increasing awareness of the many different musical styles, historically and globally, and the cultural and social context of these. We try wherever possible to help students’ own musical interests to be developed, striving to develop a passion for the finest music in all pupils.
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