From large inclusive choirs to scholarship level individual musicians, all children are encouraged to explore and respond to music. Most of the children between the ages of 7 to 11 receive individual music lessons at school by highly experienced music teachers.
Individual music lessons are offered to pupils in Years 2-6 by consultation with the child's form teacher and the Director of Music. Instruments currently offered include:
To register your interest in your child starting lessons please email the Director of Music, Mrs Clare Woodall.
Formal and informal involvement in choirs, orchestras and a wide range of instrumental ensembles contributes to the development of commitment, motivation and teamwork. Our hope is that this will lead to a lifelong love of music in all its richness and diversity.
The concerts and performances within school and externally provide an enjoyable and integral part of school life. Termly events include Chapel, in which Chamber Choir perform a sacred anthem, ABRSM exams and informal concerts. Pupils also regularly perform at Open Days, in assemblies and at other internal school events.
Specific highlights each term include:
Harvest Festival, Carol Service, Year 1&2 Christmas Concert and Christingle, Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception Nativity Plays.
Manor Concert, Year 2 Play, Year 4 Play, Oxford Music Festival.
Year 6 Play, Tea Concerts, Early Years and Year 1 and 2 Music Show and Tell.
Please visit our Photo Galleries to see photos of many of our performances.
We are delighted that The Manor has joined the prestigious Artsmark Award and has been awarded the silver status. Artsmark is The Arts Council England’s award for schools who champion The Arts. As an Artsmark school we actively celebrate across the curriculum including Art, Design Technology, Music and Drama.