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St James Hatcham



Music is fully embedded into school life at St James Hatcham as we aim to provide a platform for all our musicians to shine and develop their musical talents and potential.

It is proven that children who engage in high quality, regular musical learning from an early age gain musical, intellectual, emotional and social advantages. However, many children miss out on these benefits as they do not have access to any form of music education.  Over the years staff at St James Hatcham have had many training sessions and much fun learning about the value of singing, musical techniques and the importance of a strong musicianship foundation.

Many of our pupils are actively involved in music and there is a wide range of opportunities to play, sing, perform or simply enjoy listening to music throughout the curriculum as well as the school day.

Specialist teaching and training

We are the only school in Lewisham to partner with The Voices Foundation, a national charity which aims to make sure that no child is left out when it comes to learning singing and musicianship. The Voices Foundation has provided training for all our school staff, developing their knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching music effectively. This has transformed the quality of music teaching in our school. What’s more, we are privileged to have over very own specialist singing teacher at the school.