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Music education matters

A message from Ben Dowsett

Welcome to our page for secondary school and post-16 practitioners where you can explore our programme of curriculum support and broad range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. You’ll also find information about how we can support you in your application to be a Music Mark school or with your Artsmark accreditation.

If you’d like to know more, please get in touch 

School Music Development Plan

The New National Plan for Music Education states that schools should write ‘a Music Development Plan that captures the curricular and co-curricular offer and set outs how it will be funded.’ Click here for some guidance and tools to support you to write your School Music Development Plan


Curriculum support and CPD

Are you looking to review your school’s music curriculum? Need advice on suitable resources? Or, need to improve your ukulele skills?

We work with headteachers, music subject leaders or small teams, whatever fits best with individual school music development plans to improve confidence in music delivery.

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Co-curricular & extra-curricular

Our specialists provide inspiring enrichment activities to boost access to musical engagement in schools. We can run one off or ongoing music activities such as:

  • Choirs, Bands or Orchestra
  • After school music clubs
  • Whole day or half day Workshops
  • Live music performances by professional musicians

Music Mark

Become a Music Mark school and raise your profile!

We have organised free membership for interested schools to become members of Music Mark: the UK Association for Music Education

You will have free access to ongoing training, support, and important national music education updates.


The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England and we can support you in your application.

Artsmark is awarded at three levels; Silver, Gold and Platinum and recognises provision that really makes a difference to young people, embedding arts, culture and creativity in your school.

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