School 21 music department, based in Newham, East London, runs a vibrant, innovative 4-18 music curriculum that transcends the classroom. Our enquiry based approach puts authenticity, purpose, and, most importantly, our community at the heart of everything we do, and our commitment to equity, sustainability and quality ensure that no child in our community misses out on the opportunity to enrich their lives through music & the arts.
To support these ambitions, our financial needs far exceed what is accessible in education funding, and this is where your support can truly make a difference.
Our pioneering band project ensemble programme, where around 250 students aged 9-14 engage in an immersive instrumental programme alongside professional musicians every year, for between 2-5 years of their school life
Our annual musical, where students aged 9-18 set up as a professional company to create a West-End show (from actors/singers/dancers to technicians/stage managers) featuring professional set, costumes & band
Instrumental lessons for students aged 15-18 from low income families
Community projects that enable students to meet and work with local people from different backgrounds, ages & professions to produce work of meaning and beauty in the world TODAY
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