At Hackleton CEVA Primary School, we strive to provide all pupils with a rich musical education and various opportunities for musical development. Throughout their time here, all pupils have the chance to learn to play a musical instrument. In Year 3, they are taught to play the ukulele through the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT) First Access scheme. In Year 4, they are introduced to the recorder, and in Year 6, they learn to read standard staff notation. For those interested in orchestral instruments (strings, brass, or woodwind), we offer tuition with visiting peripatetic teachers from NMPAT. 

We believe in providing regular performance opportunities for our pupils. Throughout the year, children have the chance to showcase their musical talents to their class, the school, parents, and the wider community. Additionally, every two years, all Year 5 and 6 students participate in the Young Voices concert, where they experience the excitement of performing as part of a massed choir in a large venue.  The NMPAT Big Sing provides children with another opportunity to work with others and perform to a large audience.

We actively encourage our pupils to pursue additional musical opportunities outside of school. This includes attending Saturday morning sessions and county groups organized by NMPAT, which provide further avenues for their musical growth. Furthermore, the musical director from All Saints choir visits annually to inspire children to participate in a choral activity day and potentially join the church choir.


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