“Hollybrook is a wonderful place because everyone looks after each other.” Year 6 pupil


All children follow National Curriculum music. There are also opportunities for pupils to learn to play a musical instrument in school through regular lessons with visiting teachers. The school has a strong tradition in this area and our orchestra and choirs are a source of pride.

Children are offered music lessons across the school. In year three we run a whole class instrumental and vocal programme, where the children learn drumming for a term, recorder for a term and ukulele for a term.

Children in years four, five and six are offered a range of musical instruments lessons. Lessons are run on a weekly basis in small groups by specialist peripatetic music teachers from Southampton Music Services. The school will charge for these lessons on a termly basis although to encourage pupils to enjoy the benefits of learning an instrument, the school heavily subsidises the cost.

"Hollybrook is an amazing school, we love the hard work" Year 5 pupil