Music at Dean Valley

Music at Dean Valley 

Music is a very special and important part of life at Dean Valley.  All children experience exceptionally high quality curriculum music delivered by a specialist music teacher.  We enjoy singing together in regular singing assemblies and each year group performs a musical every year.  These have included various nativities for Reception and Years 1 and 2, Roald Dahl’s version of Jack and the Beanstalk for years 3 and 4, and Robin and his Band of Hoodies for years 5 and 6. 

Each child learns to play the recorder in Year 3 which gives them the skills to be able to join the school orchestra in year 4 onwards.  Our school orchestra is thriving and includes violins, cellos, clarinet, saxophone, recorder, drums, guitar and glockenspiels.  The orchestra plays regularly at school events and takes part in external events such as the Bollington Festival and music competitions. 

We offer a wide range of instrumental and vocal lessons, including piano, clarinet, saxophone, flute, violin, cello, drums and singing.   

We enjoy performing outside the school, including at Young Voices at the Manchester Arena, and recently played at the Bridgewater Hall alongside the Halle Orchestra in their wider opportunities concert.  These are the sort of unforgettable experiences that inspire our children and give them the encouragement to take their musicianship to a high level.  We also enjoy performing for the local community, including at care homes and the East Cheshire Hospice. 




Dean Valley Community Primary School, Albert Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 5HS

School opens at 8:50 am and closes at 3:20 pm