St Barnabas and St Paul’s recognises that music makes an important contribution to the everyday life of school and should be celebrated, promoted and encouraged. A high-quality music curriculum helps build pupils’ self-esteem and self-discipline and leads to higher standards across the entire curriculum. We foster the talents of those with natural musical ability whilst developing all other pupils, so that all of our children become the best for God that they can be in this subject.
Our school understands that music can inspire and motivate children, and play an important role in their personal development. Music supports children to develop a greater appreciation of the world they live in, by understanding different cultures and societies through music.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with insight to the best in the musical canon.
“Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young”. – Aristotle