Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Music at Coulsdon

Music is the lifeblood of any school and at the Academy we aim to provide a wealth of opportunities for students to showcase their talents! Carol Concerts, music clubs, community performances and productions are regular features in the Academy Calendar; the most recent being ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and the Coulsdon Cluster Choir performance; we also have 'Aladdin' lined up for the coming year.

Music teaches students life-skills that can be transferred across subjects and looking ahead to the world of work – being able to work in a group/team, creativity, independence and perseverance.

Our Music Department, situated on the top floor of the Academy, comprises a suite of two classrooms, recording studio and five practice rooms.

Students have access to learn to perform on a range of instruments in a variety of styles during curriculum time and are encouraged to explore their interests further by taking part in extra-curricular clubs, performances and individual lesson tuition.  Students have one hour a week throughout Key Stage 3 and explore a wide-range of topics.

Students also learn how to create and develop their own ideas to compose their own music.


There are a range of clubs currently on offer and students are encouraged to form their own groups with the rehearsal studios available for them to rehearse.

Instrument Lessons

If students wish to further their knowledge and practical expertise on a particular instrument there are a range of instruments available to learn, with lessons provided by experts from Croydon Music and Arts.  If you would like more information of how to get involved in instrumental lessons or clubs please contact the music department.

Oasis' Got Talent

During the Summer Term the Academy is buzzing as students audition to be part of our spectacular show. We have so many talented students it's always difficult choosing the 10 finalists who perform in front of a packed audience at the live finals!  If you would like to get involved, all kinds of acts are welcome to take part!


Throughout the year students have opportunities to perform what they have been working on during lesson time at school assemblies, and annually at our Arts Showcase which is where parents get a chance to see the progress that students have made in lesson time, clubs and instrumental lessons.

Key Stage 4

Students at Key Stage 4 can opt to take music as an option subject.  The school runs OCR music, which allows students to gain a broad knowledge of different musical styles whilst also exploring their own personal musical interests.  If you are interested in music at Key Stage 4 and enjoy performing or creating music then speak to a member of staff in the music department.