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Prep student playing violin


Every child at The Manor is given the opportunity to discover, explore and enjoy music as part of their curriculum. All classes from Pre-Nursery to Year 6 have two half hour music lessons each week, which include singing, movement, playing instruments and composition.
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 in Year 2 currently offered include:

  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Flure
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Guitar
  • Cello
  • Recorder
  • Violin
  • Cornet
  • Singing
  • Drum Kit*
  • Piano*

* Must have the instrument at home

Extra-curricular clubs and performances

There are a variety of different music clubs for Pre-Prep children to get involved with. These include Singing Club, Ukulele Club, Recorder Beginners and Piano Beginners.

Throughout the year, children show what they have been learning by working towards performances for the school and the parents. Specific highlights include the Harvest Festival, Year 1 and 2 Christingle, Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception Nativity Play, Year 2 Play, 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.

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