Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Dream Jobs

  • Performer (singer or instrumentalist) 
  • Music Producer 
  • DJ 
  • Actor 
  • Sound Engineer 
  • Music Therapist  
  • Sound technician 
  • Event Manager 
  • Theatre Stage Manager 
  • Music Talent Agent 
  • Music Teacher 

What do our students say?

“Music relaxes me and makes me feel comfortable. I love it! My dream job is to travel the world and play music” Chanelle, Year 10 

“The music department has given me such amazing experiences such as being in steel pans and going with the orchestra to see another orchestra play in the barbican.” Thomas, Year 9  

What do our parents say?

“Just a quick email to say very well done on School of Rock! I brought my younger daughter, who enjoyed it so much she wants to come again tomorrow” 
Student Parent

“I wanted to say how wonderful the steel pans were at the celebration assembly. Amazing what you manage to achieve!” Year 9 Parent 

“I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” – William James 

Music at OASB

Our vision: ​
  • The OASB music curriculum is a musical and performance-rich curriculum designed to ignite a lifelong love of music beyond the curriculum and a joy of music-making with others. Central to the curriculum there are 3 core principals:​
Joy: ​
  • Giving all students the opportunity to experience meaningful,  high-quality and joyful performance opportunities​
Equity: ​
  • A targeted approach, which ensures that ALL children can and will be successful in music (and enjoy it!), regardless of their starting point. We do not seek just to advance students already proficient on an instrument when they start secondary school, but ensure all children can develop advanced instrumental skill even if they have not learned before year  7​
  • All children are welcome and loved in the music department, especially those who have experienced failure or challenges in other parts of the school or outside school.

Our Intent: ​

  • Pupils will develop fundamental skills on a range of instruments with regular opportunities to be part of meaningful teacher-led performances. We see skills such as learning an instrument as a series of small and specific fundamental ‘know hows’ and these are taught as such by teachers. Students therefore will experience the feeling of confidence, success and joy that come from being part of a high-quality and celebrated performance. ​

  • With the classroom regularly used a space to be part of and watch and analyse high-quality performances, students will become musical creators; being able to apply what they know to a range of compositional ideas. ​

  • Instrumental skill will be taught through the mechanism of a range of topics beyond the specification including the great composers, music from non-Western traditions, music for film and music from the popular genre. Students will develop the vocabulary necessary to eloquently and confidently discuss music across these genres​


For further information on the Music curriculum at OASB please email