Alongside our curriculum provision for music, children are also able to participate in additional 1:1 or small group music teaching by being offered the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with peripatetic teachers. Our peripatetic music teaching is organised by Surrey Arts and Farnham Rock and Pop Foundation.
To see which instruments are currently offered at St Polycarp’s and to enrol in lessons, please visit: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/arts/music/lessons-for-children and Music School | Rock & Pop Foundation | England (rockandpopfoundation.com).
We want all children to have equal opportunities to access music; Surrey Arts has a remissions scheme which can offer support for pupil premium students, SEND ensembles, discretionary funds, and, for those that need it, there are bursaries that you can apply for: Awards for Young Musicians, Cheryl King Trust and the Peter Hadley Percussion Award are relevant organisations that may be able to help, please see https://surreymusichub.com/parents/funding/ for more information.
We have a store of instruments at school which we can loan out for free to those having lessons. Surrey Arts loan also out instruments (for a nominal charge) and have an instrument assisted purchase scheme which may be worth exploring. https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/arts/music/lessons-for-children/assisted-instrument-purchases