Services to Schools


 We offer a complete service for arts and music education in schools including:

Strategic advice and support for music and arts education

  • Strategic support for arts education in all schools
  • Support for School Music Education Plans (SMEP) and the National Curriculum in Music and Art
  • Advisory support for teachers, resources and recruitment
  • In-service training (INSET) and subject networks
  • Opportunities to take part in music and cross arts projects
  • Curriculum support in Drama, Dance, and Visual Arts
  • Support for Governors
  • Support and advice for resources, accommodation and teacher recruitment

 Instrumental and vocal tuition in schools

  • Highly qualified Instrumental/Vocal Tutors
  • Free instrumental hire to pupils in schools
  • Instrumental Playing Days for pupils learning an instrument
  • Pupils who make good progress are offered free Award lessons and a place in the Awards Orchestra
  • Pupils can be entered for ABRSM Grade Exams

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THAMES Awards 

076Primary aged pupils who show real musical potential and  commitment in whole classes or large groups are invited to receive additional individual or small group ‘award’ lessons on their instrument. These lessons are fully funded by THAMES. The students are also invited to play in the Awards Orchestra, which meets for three days over the course of the year to rehearse for special performances. This is a training orchestra and many of the award students from previous years are now playing in the Tower Hamlets Youth Orchestra.