Lister Community School – Newham


Lister was one of the first MISST partners schools alongside Highbury Grove School in 2013. As a Specialist School in the performing arts, Lister sees music as a key driver in developing well rounded young people by engaging them in all aspects of learning, listening and performing. 

Lister has become a first choice school for the local community with Music having played a huge part through participation in events such as the NYO residency, Barbican concert and performing in front of Her Majesty The Queen during her visit to the school last March. Participation in these high profile performance events demonstrate what our students can achieve with hard work and dedication ably supported by a very talented Music team.

Through the MiSST partnership Lister is able to build on Newham’s – ECaM scheme to ensure that every student has an entitlement to ongoing and high quality music tuition so that as young people move from primary to secondary school their music education continues and progresses. As of September 2016, there are 142 students receiving instrumental lessons.

Lister School first lesson for Year 7 students credit Roger Blagg

Humaira Munshi (1)


Testimonial: Humaira, aged 14
Story: Music means that I can learn how to do specific skills that I can use in my daily life. For example; learning how to play with different people means that I learn how to communicate, which I can use in daily life.

Music also means that I get to see a lot of different cultures that I have never seen before; in short I get to learn more about the world.