Our Focus on Music

Music and musical education are at the heart of Hackney New School

What we will do

  • We plan that every pupil at HNS will take a GCSE in music
  • Every pupil has the opportunity to learn an instrument / vocal skills
  • Multiple music and practice lessons every week (jazz, classical, folk, song-writing, a capella, etc)
  • Participation in large-scale school and community productions
  • School choir

Why we are doing it

  • Music education is hugely supportive of our Core Vision
  • Rewards individual effort and teamwork
  • Creates confidence
  • Teaches focus and concentration
  • Enriches students’ lives with a large cultural heritage



We have established a partnership with HMDT Music to deliver our music curriculum, prepare music performances and provide teaching expertise. HMDT Music is an award-winning charity that creates inspiring music projects encompassing a broad range of musical traditions.

With HMDT Music we:

  • Work on new performance works that it commissions and link them to the curriculum
  • Offer a range of training opportunities and workshops
  • Work with outstanding artists to create great art


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HackneyNew Primary
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Our vision for Hackney New School is to provide students with access to the widest range of opportunities in life by fostering academic excellence and instilling self-belief, intellectual curiosity and responsibility towards others in society.

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