Music and performing arts

We are extremely proud that Music and performing arts are a real strength of Heywood Prep and we offer a comprehensive range of opportunities for children to learn an instrument, sing, dance and perform. Every child from Reception to Year 6 has at least one specialist music lesson and one singing practice per week.

Throughout their time at Heywood, all pupils will have the opportunity to learn a tuned and an untuned instrument including; violin, flute, djembe and more! Children learn about all styles of music and will develop their singing working in parts and harmonies.

Throughout the year, there are numerous performances and productions of an extraordinarily high quality. Our Pre-Prep children perform a Christmas Show and even our Reception and Nursery children perform their very own Christmas Nativity! Our lower Prep children perform at our Harvest Service as well as their own Production. Upper Prep children are involved in the fantastic Blue Sky Community Choir Event and we always finish the year with our Year 6 Production which always leaves us having to remind ourselves how young these confident performers are!

On top of these events, all of our Prep children have the opportunity to perform in our Music and Drama Events giving them to showcase what they have been learning in the their one to one Music or Drama lessons.

Our Heywood Harmonies Prep choir is over 50 children strong and this uplifting group get involved in lots of exciting performances throughout the year including; Church Services, Young Voices at the O2, Christmas Light Switch On events and Bluesky Community Choir.

To further develop music and drama skills we offer:

Heywood Harmonies Prep Choir

Advanced Singing Group (invite only)

School Band

Ukulele orchestra

Strings Group

Pupils are have the opportunity to receive individual tuition in the following instruments: piano, guitar, ukulele, wind instruments, vocals, violin and drama. Visit the Individual music and drama lessons page for further information

We are delighted that a number of our past pupils have gone on to secure Music and Drama scholarships at their future school and are inspired to continue developing their skills to an extremely high standard.

We aim to inspire and enthuse all children to enjoy music and passionately believe in the power of music and performing arts to build confidence, teamwork and effective communication skills.