Abbeymead Primary School

Music at Abbeymead


At Abbeymead we use the Charanga Primary Music Curriculum to support the delivery of Music. Further information can be found here:


Further information on our curriculum can be found here:


Cheltenham Town Hall - Year 4's Samba Performance 2023

London Sinfonietta visit

In September 2022, four members of the London Sinfonietta visited Green 1 to do a composition workshop. They worked with Y3 all day and then put on a performance to the whole school at the end of the day where they showcased their instruments and Green 1 performed the world premiere of their composition, The Colourful Music!

KS2 Choir's trip to Young Voices

Each year, KS2 take part in the Young Voices concert. This is a huge event where children from all across the country come together as a 6000 strong group to perform songs they have been learning throughout the Autumn term. Here are some photos of past events. The event in 2022 is a special one as it is the 25th anniversary of the Young Voices concerts! 

Whole Class Music


Year 4 are going to be learning how to play Samba music as a whole class from January 2022. Mr Ian Evans, from Gloucestershire Music, comes in and teaches us how to perform rhythms on the authentic Samba instruments. 

In March 2020, Green 2 were invited to open the show at the Cheltenham Music for Youth day. Click the link underneath to take you to a video of their fantastic performance!

Y3 Samba performance March 2020

Learning to play instruments - private lessons 

At Abbeymead, children in Y2-6 have the opportunity to learn Guitar, Drums, Piano and Cornet.  We have a talented team of specialist teachers who visit each week to deliver either group or individual lessons.  If your child would like to learn one of these instruments, you can contact the teachers directly to see if there are spaces in their weekly schedule.

Guitar, Piano and Cornet - Mrs Lorraine Payne

Drums - Mr Phil Guest



Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS

Tel: 01452371710