Harrow Way Community School’s commitment to music has been recognised by Music Mark, a national organisation which supports and promotes the highest quality music education for all children and young people.
Harrow Way was nominated for this special status by Hampshire Music Service, for the value they place on music and their broad and balanced musical curriculum.
Commenting on becoming a Music Mark School for the current academic year, Emily Massiah, Music Teacher said: “We work very hard at Harrow Way to ensure we deliver an enriching music curriculum. It is therefore great to have this recognised and acknowledge by Music Mark, an organisation which works to lobby for, and champion, a government supported, high-quality, music education provision for all school aged children. Music plays such an important role in all our lives, both professionally and personally, and is something which we like to enjoy and celebrate here at the school.”
Harrow Way has long been renowned for its music and performing arts provision, each year putting on spectacular performances and concerts. The school has had a long association with Hampshire Music Service, one of the largest music services in the country, which provides musical tuition to students. Harrow Way is also a musical hub for the local community with Hampshire Music Service running a junior orchestra at the school as a local after school activity.
The Music Mark School nomination system allows music hubs and services across the UK to nominate schools who they believe have shown a commitment to providing high-quality music education. This means different things for different schools from incorporating more music into the curriculum to starting an extra-curricular music group.