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Recorder Festival 2024

Twenty-eight children took to the stage at The Victoria Hall in Hanley on 5th March for their annual Recorder Festival alongside nearly 700 children from schools across the city!


The day was filled with lots of singing and playing and they were all fantastic ambassadors for the school. Well done!

Thirty seven children sang at Lichfield Cathedral on Wednesday 15th November. The day started with a tour of the cathedral, led by the very kind and patient Phillip, then we had a rehearsal alongside the other schools. After that we ate our packed lunches and attended the Evensong service where Harley and Jacob read their prayers beautifully in front of the congregation. 


The concert was a roaring success, and the children enjoyed two comedic operatic performances and they sang their hearts out. 


Thank you to the parents and carers for their ongoing support, and thank you to the staff who attended the event to support our children.

Rehearsals are underway for the next Music Share event at Lichfield Cathedral on 15th November. Isobel Chesman has visited the children involved with the trip and has begun teaching the repertoire for the upcoming concert. It was a huge success last time we participated and the children are very excited to perform at this prestigious venue again.

Jill and Fred's Most Hysterical Historical Adventure


In this rip-roaring race through time and space, Year 6 went on a mission to keep an elderly couple’s dream alive. Besties Jill and Fred learned some important lessons from their hilarious, Horrible Histories-esque encounters with the past’s most famous (and some not-so-famous) characters! Under the watchful eye of Alexa, their digital friend whom they unwittingly brought to life, Jill and Fred (and the audience) were given a hugely-entertaining, informative musical reminder of the     bravery, ingenuity and sacrifice of those who went before! 


Tuishi Pamoja 

It was Year 5's turn to take to the stage in Summer 1! The children did everything in the run up to the show, including designing and painting the backdrop, creating their costumes and masks and designing the programme. The children worked so hard alongside their teachers, Mr Hands, Mrs Tomlinson, Miss Collins, Mr James, Mr Shahban and Mrs Locker to prepare the show for their audiences. 

Easter Bonnet Parade

The children in Foundation Stage took to the stage on Friday 31st March for our annual Easter Bonnet Parade. They looked fantastic in their hats and they warmed the hearts of everyone watching. Thank you to all the teachers and parents for helping them learn their lyrics. 


(Please look on Tapestry for more photos!)

Camerata Project 27th March 2023


Children in Harmonix performed at The Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock on 27th March alongside seven other schools from Staffordshire. It was the culmination of an annual project with the Camerata Orchestra and it involved writing a song with their composer, Andy Smith. Watch the video of our performance here: 

Congratulations to all the children for their brilliant performance! 

Extra-Curricular Activities

DayClubFinish Time:
Tuesday4,5,6 Performing Arts4:30pm


Instrumental Lessons at Sutherland Primary Academy


Please speak to Mrs Locker if your child is in KS2 and would like the opportunity to learn an instrument with a teacher from the Music Service.


Mr Walker - Brass (Trumpet, Cornet, Baritone and Trombone)Monday
Mr Oxborrow - GuitarMonday
Mrs Hollingshurst - String (Violin)Tuesday
Mr Kelly - GuitarTuesday
Mrs Sproston - Woodwind (Clarinet, Flute and Saxophone)Thursday