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Infant, junior and primary schools

Music provision, services and opportunities for all infant, junior and primary schools across Derby and Derbyshire.

All infant, junior and primary schools in Derby and Derbyshire are able to access instrumental and vocal tuition, singing projects, whole class ensemble teaching, early years provision and CPD for school staff. Explore what is available for your school by choosing from the following:

Music during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are committed to ensuring that musical activity is safe to undertake in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. See our Guidance for schools page for the latest advice and updates for singing, whole-class and instrumental teaching.

Tuesday 11 May, 4.00pm All you need to know about the new Model Music Curriculum – a free twilight webinar for KS1 and KS2 settings
Book your programme for 2021-22 Our 30-week programmes of whole class instrumental teaching, delivered by specially trained teachers, can be a valuable part of your school’s recovery plan
CPD for KS1 and 2 teachers and teaching assistants A modular CPD course designed to build the confidence of non-specialist teachers to deliver the National Curriculum for Music
The Derbyshire Songbook is an exciting and brand new classroom resource for singing - free to schools when they sign up to a Derbyshire Songbook Project
A flexible range of singing programmes and workshops are available to meet the specific needs and timetables of individual schools.
Workshops for schools to experience music of different cultures from around the world.
Artsmark has been designed by schools, for schools, to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance.
A song for Derbyshire − a newly-commissioned song especially for pupils and young musicians in Derby and Derbyshire.
A modern, easy-to-use online resource to help teach primary music. The Derbyshire Music Education Hub is pleased to be offering 10% off licences for Derby and Derbyshire schools.
How often do we hear, but not listen? Minute of Listening introduces children to the world of sound in a simple downloadable application for use in the classroom.
Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative for schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, focusing on classical music and creativity.
How the Derbyshire Music Education Hub supports talented young musicians to develop their skills further.
Enhanced instrumental music learning opportunities for primary school pupils in Derby.
Quality assurance permeates all that we do. We have well-established systems for monitoring, mentoring, supporting and evaluating all provision which have been developed to incorporate all aspects of Derbyshire Music Education Hub delivery.
Latest news, developments and reports from Ofsted and the Department for Education about music provision in education
The Ofsted Report, 'Music in Schools: what hubs must do' concerns the impact that, from April 2014, Music Education Hubs are required have on leading improvements on the delivery of music curriculum in schools.