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The aims of the Music Department are to:


  • Inspire students to enjoy and participate fully in the creative process.
  • Teach new skills and develop subject knowledge and musicianship.
  • Encourage an appreciation of music from a range of cultures and traditions.
  • Provide opportunities that build self-confidence.

Teachers are passionate and creative musicians who celebrate progress at all stages.  Our students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a well-resourced department that includes two large classrooms, seven rehearsal rooms and a recording studio. Students also have access to percussion, acoustic and electronic instruments and Mac computers.

Why is Music exciting at SHS?

The music curriculum at Stopsley High School is broad, stimulating and covers several hundred years of music history from Medieval Music and Jazz to Film Music and Dubstep. Students are encouraged to learn different instruments and compose and perform their own music with confidence. 


Excellent peripatetic teachers provide lessons for students who are interested in learning to sing or play strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.


The department hosts three concerts every year and prepares students for talent shows, auditions and drama productions. Music making is at the heart of students’ learning experiences.  Importantly, students have the opportunity to share their musical skills within the local community and in other settings.

Exam Boards

OCR GCSE Music Specification Link 

Pearson Edexcel BTEC First Music Specification Link

Trips & Learning Activities

Sixth Form College Workshop for KS4 students

Sixth Form College Masterclasses

Musical Trips & Visits for KS3 & KS4

Brass Taster Days

Drum Workshops

External Speakers

Extra-curricular clubs: Jazz Band, Brass Group, Girls Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble Keyboard Club & Sequencing Club.