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Expressing creativity and developing confidence through music

Our progressive whole-school music curriculum is designed to develop creativity and confidence through music. The curriculum is built around three main skill areas which have related learning objectives:

Listening and Appraising / Composing and Exploring / Performing

Through music we have the opportunity to promote and reinforce the importance of developing ideas and working collaboratively, whilst also offering excellent opportunities for individual accomplishment.

Each year, knowledge develops to include new terminology and techniques, to ensure understanding matures alongside ability, and children have the opportunity to perform their music and celebrate their learning with family and friends.


Whole-school music curriculum

Learning objectives for each year group are designed to build on the previous year’s with increasing complexity relating to childrens’ ability to:

Listening and Appraising/Composing and Exploring/ Performing 

With new concepts and applications to explore year on year, teachers work hard to ensure a broad range of music experiences are embraced. Each child’s progress is documented and assessed to enable teachers to continue to develop understanding and knowledge without risk of repetition or omission. Staff also recognise the huge importance music plays in wellbeing, and enjoy providing opportunities for children to join together to develop creativity and self-confidence.

Our approach also enables teachers to further challenge or support individual children to ensure they progress and achieve their own, unique, music ambition.


Enabling children to explore music creatively

We encourage and enable children to explore music creatively, by immersing them in an environment that promotes a love and appreciation of the importance of music, its impact on individuals and communities.



Welcome to our outstanding primary school. Founded on the principles of Fun, Creativity and Achievement, ours is a very special school where children are encouraged to thrive socially and academically.


Year on year


Alongside academic achievement, this gives every child at Preston Hedges School the opportunity to fulfil their own unique potential. The result? Children at our school consistently outperform their peers – both regionally and nationally – and many go on to win places at the country’s most prestigious secondary settings.


Happy, Confident Learners

Inspired by the philosophy of Fun, Creativity and Achievement.

Curriculum content is rigorously planned to ensure all children engage in lessons and consolidate their learning with clear intentions.

Throughout the school, each year group’s learning is documented and displayed through celebratory Floor Books where QR codes and final pieces of work demonstrate each topic’s implementation, progressive journey and learning impact.


Wootton Hope Drive, Wootton Fields, Northampton, NN4 6BU

Registered Office: Wootton Hope Drive, Wootton Fields, Northampton, NN4 6BU. Registration No. 08282041. England & Wales.