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Here at St John’s we follow the Charanga music scheme. This provides the children with opportunities to perform, compose music and appreciate different genres of music.   

Each child will take part in some kind of performance during the year:  

EYFS and KS1: Nativity  

KS2: Carol service  

LKS2: Easter performance  

UKS2: end of year show.  

There is a school choir for pupils from Year 2 upwards. Alongside other performances the choir also takes part in the Ripley Music Festival which takes place in Crossley Park in July.  

Other lunchtime music clubs run for various year groups include:   

Karaoke club, recorder club and guitar club.  


We are thrilled to be able to offer the children free violin lessons (which includes the use of a violin) across years 3 and 4. This culminates in a super concert for parents.  

The children are then offered cut -price instrumental lessons – on a preferred instrument (eg violin, flute, clarinet ukulele etc). This is incredible good value for money and is an excellent way for children to experience music. I thoroughly recommend parents to take up this tuition offer. Details are sent home once the violin tuition has been completed.