Harris Academy Peckham, South East Lodnon joined MiSST in 2019.
There are currently 250 students on the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme learning violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet.
The vision for the music curriculum is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to express and empower themselves through a vibrant, extensive, and inspiring music curriculum that explores our rich musical tradition.
In order to build confidence and perseverance, all KS3 students learn a musical instrument and are provided with numerous and varying performance platforms. The curriculum is designed to challenge the students both creatively and theoretically, and each unit shows progression to ensure prior knowledge is embedded and developed. This is complemented by an extensive enrichment programme and outreach activities with professional partners. The Music Department also offers instrumental provision to two Harris Federation primary schools in Peckham.
During 2020-21, our Year 7 students on the Andrew Lloyd Webber programme have worked alongside the Multistory Orchestra, developing a vocal work that will be performed alongside professional musicians in September 2021.
Quote from Head of Department Nicky Enderby
“It’s been great working alongside MISST to expand the provision that we provide for our students. Learning an instrument encapsulates our Academy ethos of LEAP – Leadership, Enquiry, Aspiration and Perseverance – and it’s wonderful seeing all of the students walking into the Academy with their instruments.”
Quote from MiSST student
“I really enjoy playing trumpet! Even though sometimes it may be hard – I never back down from a challenge and learning an instrument has helped me to build my resilience. It is really fun to play with friends and I feel more confident performing in front of people and I hope one day to perform in front of family.”