Our enrichment programme is designed to give every child the opportunity to access music-making opportunities. This includes the Ark Bandmanship Programme, which offers up the opportunity for our Year 7 students to learn a musical instrument (voice, keyboard, drums, guitar or bass) for free. Students are taught in small 'bands' to develop their collaborative musical skills. This is an exciting opportunity for all students to gain the confidence needed on thier chosen instrument to go on to perform within our school community.
Students can attend a variety of clubs at lunchtime and after school. These include band clubs, as well as instrumental clubs focusing on guitar, keyboard and djembe. We also offer production and studio clubs for students who enjoy creating thier own music using music technology and for performers who want to learn how to record and create in a studio setting.
We also benefit from being part of the Ark Schools Network and their excellent network-wide music programme. Designed to foster a life-long love of music, the Ark Music Programme offers a wealth of experience for all pupils at all levels, including an annual Music Gala where pupils have the opportunity to perform at a national level.