Music Partnerships

Year 2 met the composer Thomas Gregory and asked him questions about the new piece of music he has written for the 2020-23 ABRSM String Syllabus

Music is at the heart of Hackney New Primary School

Since opening in 2015, the school has been forming strong and fruitful partnerships:

  • Artis and the Team from the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department First Strings Experience were instrumental in writing the school curriculum and getting the school string programme off of the ground.  We continue to maintain this link as we develop our music curriculum into Key Stage 2
  • The school has been working with the Royal College of Music to provide placements for Undergraduate String players, to gain valuable real-world teaching experience.  In return the school string programme benefits as we have highly skilled instrumentalists assisting in lessons
  • In addition to providing funding for instruments and performance opportunities, Restore The Music and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, have been an invaluable source of support for the school, primarily through the networking opportunities they have provided to link up with other like minded music educators
  • The school feels very fortunate to have the support of the Hackney Music Service.   Not only do we value the performance opportunities afforded to our children but the Music Service supports the school with experienced Lower String tutors as well as through yearly meetings with the Lead Music Teacher and Termly Primary Music Teacher Forums.   We hope to continue working with the service we develop our music offer
  • We have incorporated music grade exams into our music offer and have been working with ABRSM as they develop the new exam syllabi
  • HNPS constantly seeks out partnership that give children regular opportunities to work with professional musicians and give the musicians the opportunity to work with children and develop the skills needed for an educational setting.