Strategic Partners

Our Strategic partners are individuals or organisations that enhance and enable the strategic aims of West Sussex Music.

Strategic partners share the vision and values of West Sussex Music and commit to a relationship of trust and transparency



Exciting online learning for children and young people. Contemporary digital resources for teachers and schools.

Charanga is the UK's leading supplier of digital resources and programmes to support the teaching and learning of music. In partnership with over 100 Music Education Hubs in England and a growing presence internationally Charanga now supports over 55,000 teachers, 7,000 schools and tens of thousands of children and young people.

Chichester Cathedral

For 900 years Chichester Cathedral has welcomed visitors through its doors - worshippers, seekers, tourists, people of all faiths and none.  People visit cathedrals for all sorts of reasons.  Whatever brings you to Chichester, you will find a welcome in this place, where people have brought their joys and their sorrows for 900 years. There is an opportunity in the cathedral to experience something built to give a direct experience of the divine to those who entered.  For those who worship here today, it still has that power.

Chichester High School

We are a close and supportive community, working hard to achieve the best for all our students. Every individual is valued in the school and we ensure that everyone has the opportunity to develop their talents whatever they may be.
We recognise that every student has his/her own starting point; understanding the person and charting the right educational course is essential to that student’s success.
We are delighted that West Sussex Music deliver lessons in our school, hundreds of students from across the area come and create beautiful music within our facilities.
As a school, we are immensely proud of several of our students who get selected to represent their County in music. The West Sussex Music County Ensembles represent the pinnacle of musical achievement for young musicians in West Sussex.

Hazelwick School

Hazelwick School has been the venue for the Crawley Music Centre for fifty years, and West Sussex Music enjoys strong links with the Music Department, providing instrumental tuition, whole class programmes and ensembles, and playing music for Open Days within the school. This is a strong and enduring partnership and we look forward to collaborating over the next fifty years.

Millais School

Millais School is proud to work in partnership with West Sussex Music, the largest provider to children and young people of high-quality music education in West Sussex.  We host the weekly rehearsals, classes and lessons that take place at the Horsham Music Centre and our pupils benefit from the tuition provided by a number of West Sussex Music teachers.

Oathall Community College

Oathall is a mixed comprehensive secondary school for students aged between 11 and 16.  We are situated on the boundaries of the town of Haywards Heath and the village of Lindfield in the heart of Mid-Sussex. Our music department is lively, strong and inclusive. Students of all abilities are given the opportunity to enjoy and learn about music from a wide range of cultures.  We have suite of well-equipped music rooms with a range of instruments and our students have the opportunity to study a wide range of instruments. We have close ties with West Sussex Music and are pleased to be able to host a Music Centre at Oathall. 


Rhythmix is one of the UK’s leading music charities, delivering a large range of music making opportunities for young people across the South East region. Since 1999, Rhythmix has worked with more than 45,000 young people, enabling their creative activity through music and developing their personal and social skills.

West Sussex County Council

West Sussex County Council has been supporting music education in the county for over 50 years.  As West Sussex Music leaves local authority control to become an independent charitable company, we remain strongly in partnership with the Council; working together to improve the musical outcomes for all children.

Bohunt School Worthing

Bohunt School Worthing is delighted to have welcomed West Sussex Music in September 2016 to host the Worthing Music Centre and its students and families.
The £18 million purpose built, modern and innovative school opened in September 2015 to Year 7 and 8, ultimately growing into a vibrant and successful 11-16 comprehensive by 2018 in the heart of its community where all students and staff genuinely enjoy, respect and achieve.
These brand new specialist facilities and resources are a welcoming venue providing excellent accommodation for the musical ensembles, a canteen for waiting parents to meet and socialise and an atrium which allows music to be heard throughout the entire building.