Singing is highly valued at St Polycarp’s, where we join together weekly to sing as a Key Stage and then also, as a whole school during Collective Worship. Singing is a huge focus of our worship, with all children singing during masses and liturgies both at School and in St Joan of Arc’s Church. Singing is promoted during lessons as the most accessible and universal way to make music. Good technique and a range of repertoire (both sacred and secular) is taught by our specialist teacher and our year 3 choir is led by one of the Diocesan Choral Directors, Fraser Ellson, who visits weekly to take choir lessons based on the National Schools Singing Programme.
As a singing school, we engage wherever possible in performance, especially for outreach, singing at local and school events (such as Christmas and Summer fayres) and also in local care homes for example.