Welcome to our unique and award-winning Music Department!
Widely regarded as one of England’s leading and trailblazing primary school music departments and prominent on the international stage, what is it that makes The Premier Academy recognised as having the ‘Best School Music Department’ in the country including secondary schools (as awarded in the Music Teacher Awards For Excellence 2018)?
Over The Years…
2015 – Named UK representatives in the Global Science Opera project
2016 – Achieved the Quality Music Mark Award for Primary School Music Education
2017 – Shortlisted for ‘International Award’ in the TES Schools’ Awards 2017
Awarded the Sing Up Gold Award for our commitment to singing across the Academy
2018 – Winner of the ‘Best School Music Department’ category in the UK Music Teacher Awards for Excellence
2019 – Granted a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ from Music Mark for commitment to high quality music education
2020 – Awarded the ‘Artsmark Gold Award’ by Arts Council England
2021 – Became Senior Leader Advocate in Artswork’s Champion Schools programme leading CPD courses in arts education across south-east England
2021 – Granted a Youth Music Award to develop and support Early Years’ Music Education in TPA, Eaton Mill Nursery and across the local area
2022 – Became a Partner School for the Royal Opera House
2023 – Became a Trinity College Arts Award Champion School
Ongoing – TPA children feature in Global Science Opera every year and we are proud to represent the UK in this international project. Working with schools and universities across the world, the children learn about other cultures, communicate with children from other countries (in 2023, for example, we made Zoom calls to children in Australia and India), and collaboratively create scenes for a televised opera that is shown across the world in November each year.
In 2022, all our Year 5 children worked with children in Spain and Greece to create a music and drama scene on the functions of the brain that was viewed around the world online. In addition, they filmed songs for a musical on astrophysics that will be shown in late-2023 in Chile and New York, USA. In 2023, our Year 5s will be creating a scene for this year’s opera Unfold the Universe which we will broadcast live from TPA.