Music has a very high profile at Sir Thomas Abney Primary. We believe in providing an engaging and stimulating curriculum. Children are encouraged to listen to and explore a broad range of music, based in British and western traditions and forms, as well as the music of their communities.
The school employs a dedicated Music Specialist who teaches weekly class lessons to children from Nursery to Year 6. Children are given a range of opportunities to create, improvise, compose and perform with a focus on music-making.
On top of class-based music lessons, Key Stage Two children are encouraged to take up an instrument in our extra-curricular music tuition provided by inspirational music tutors from Hackney Music Service. Over 100 young musicians enjoy subsidised instrumental music lessons. These include recorder, violin, woodwind, brass, guitars and ukulele. Children also participate in performances in school and borough-wide events, featuring our instrumentalists, mixed ensemble, choirs and individual performers.
In recognition of this consistent level of excellence, Sir Thomas Abney Primary were winners of the Mayor of Hackney Award for Excellence in Music Education and the individual award for Excellence in Music (violin).