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Bury CE High School

A Church of England Academy with the vision to enable all children to Believe, Achieve and Inspire.


Departmental Intent


The curriculum is designed for all students to gain confidence and knowledge in a wide range of musical contexts, inspiring them to enjoy being challenged, and equipping them with the necessary tools to achieve their goals.


  • Performance
  • Composing
  • Listening
  • Singing

These four elements are the foundation of music, and all students will learn and develop these four skills to the best of their ability. They will learn to perform on various instruments, compose in different styles, understand different genres through listening, and appreciate music through singing.

 Curriculum Plan

Extra Curricular Activities

Students are encouraged to take part in a range of musical activities. The Year 7 Choir, Chamber Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band String Orchestra and soul band meet on a weekly basis and are well attended.

The department produces a concert at Christmas and in the spring and music plays an important role in the annual Carol service that takes place at Bury Parish Church. The choirs and bands also perform for school communion services. The Music department regularly contributes to our annual school production. In recent years the musicals have been: Bugsy, Joseph, Oliver, Annie and the Wizard of Oz.

Instrumental Music Lessons

Lessons are available for all the principle orchestral instruments, voice and piano.

Professional Partnerships

The department regularly engages with professional organisations at both a regional and national level. Recent projects have included workshops with Opera North, the BBC Philharmonic and the Halle Orchestra.