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Musical Activities

We are proud of our strong musical tradition, which we continue to develop to meet the changing needs and interests of our pupils.


In weekly music lessons, all pupils are encouraged to create and perform music to the best of their abilities, by singing and by playing a variety of tuned and untuned percussion instruments. 


All pupils have an opportunity to have singing lessons, or learn to play the following instruments: percussion, fife, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, guitar, cello, cornet, trumpet, horn, piano, keyboard, if they are keen to do so.  Lessons are provided through a County Music scheme by peripatetic instrumental teachers who visit the school each week.  The cost of tuition is £65 per term and there are various payment options, including remissions for those parents on low incomes. In addition, the Craven School of Music provides accordion tuition for pupils in Y1 – Y6.


Musical opportunities during last year (2015 – 2016) included:

  • regular instrumental sessions (Y1 – Y6)
  • occasional performances from peripatetic instrumental teachers and their pupils (all pupils)
  • accordion workshops and concerts (all pupils)
  • collective singing sessions (all pupils)
  • concerts and workshops by NYMAZ musicians (all pupils)
  • musical/dance/drama production in the Summer term (all pupils)
  • Harvest Festival in St. Alkelda’s church (all pupils)
  • Christmas presentation in St. Alkelda’s church (all pupils)
  • Christmas singing at ‘Switch on’ of Settle lights (any available pupils)
  • country dancing performance at St. Alkelda’s Garden Party (any available pupils)