Curriculum Overview

At The Greetland Academy we offer a full and rich music curriculum. We follow the ‘Charanga’ scheme in lessons, which enables all children to access a wide range of genres, teaching them musical skills such as improvisation and composition, and enabling them to develop fantastic listening skills.

Our Year 4 and 5 children are also given the opportunity to learn to play the guitar through the Wider Opportunities Scheme.

We are especially proud that the children have access to extra-curricular musical experiences. Our choir at KS2 has more recently been extended to become a community choir and children across KS2 are given the opportunity to join our Recorder Club. Through Calderdale Music Trust, pupils can undertake music lessons on a whole host of instruments. These are private lessons that take place in school; parents agreed arrangement is with the Music Trust. Contact can be made via or 01422 303060 for further information.

Our links with Elland Rotary Club, St Thomas’ Church and the Square Chapel Arts Centre enable us to perform for audiences throughout the year.

Every year we host a Summer Music Festival to showcase the amazing talent we have across school, not only from our children but also from our staff!

Our aims for our pupils

Click to enlarge our ‘successful pupil’ poster: