Access support and funding to take your music education provision to the next level.

FOR: One or more secondary schools with partner primaries.
COST: Free

Music excellence networks bring together schools in a cluster including one or more secondaries and their partner primaries. We provide free support to work together to provide high quality music education, sharing skills and ideas, and raising standards. Music excellence networks can also include local organisations and individuals committed to excellence in music.

Our offer

In a music excellence network, a designated Music Development Manager works with the schools and other organisations to facilitate effective communication and delivery of sustainable projects. This can include cultural education planning advice, continuing professional development for teachers and financial support for and delivery of large-scale projects. We facilitate collaborative planning and evaluation of the activity, with regular termly meetings with representatives from all members of the network.


High quality music education opportunities for a wide range of young people in schools in the network
Improvement in children and young people’s musical development and enhancement of their musical potential
Pathway of progression for students
Continuing professional development for teachers ensures broad and balanced learning and enhanced skills throughout the network, building on the strengths of all members.

Arts Award and Artsmark links

Schools are supported to deliver Arts Award and gain Artsmark (evidence of
Partnerships, Value and Ethos).

You provide

The secondary school/s will take the lead in steering the network, enabling a range of joint projects with primary schools
A designated person to act as the liaison for our Music Development Manager
A work space for our Music Development Manager in school as necessary
A remissions policy for arts support and encouragement of inclusion in all arts based learning
Championing of resource sharing amongst the network, making use of staff talents and strengths
Support for family music activities and all age music events.