Music at Globe

Ark Globe Academy has specialist status in mathematics and the performing arts with an emphasis on music. We want our students to have every opportunity to get the most out of these programmes and our ambition is for every pupil to fully participate in our music and arts programmes.

Our mission

At Ark Globe we believe every student needs and deserves a high-quality music education. We strive to inspire each child to become a creative and innovative thinker through our comprehensive and varied music curriculum.  Our primary focus is to provide students with essential skills that are critical to their success in school, life and work.

Through performing and responding to music, all students develop individual skills, realise a sense of belonging, and establish connections with their community. We aim to create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. We provide students with a personalised learning environment which fosters meaningful cultural experiences in performance, understanding, and appreciation of the discipline and art of music. Through our school community and extracurricular program, we offer the highest quality music instruction and performance opportunities for students across the key stages.

Extracurricular clubs and events:

To compliment our curricular work our students can get involved with a varied and exciting extracurricular programme. .

Download our club timetable here.

Instrumental lessons

All of our students are offered weekly instrumental lessons free of charge. Tuition is offered in the following instruments;

Strings: Violin and Cello

Percussion: Drum kit and DJembe

Woodwind: Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone

Brass: Trumpet, Cornet, Tenor Horn, Tuba, Euphonium

Band: Electric & Acoustic guitar, Electric bass guitar, Jazz, Classical and Pop Piano.

Ark Schools Music Hub:

We are  very fortunate to be part of the Ark Schools network.  Through this network our students benefit from a wealth of experience and opportunities. Last year alone our students were offered opportunities to perform at some fantastic venues in London including; The Barbican, The Mayor’s Office, The Royal Festival Hall and The BBC to name but a few. For more information on the Ark Schools music programme visit:

Outreach and Community Music:

Alongside the Ark Schools music programme we work with other outreach projects. These  include: BEAMS, Southwark Music Service, Soundcastle, CBBC, Multi Storey Orchestra, Innovate and Wired4Music and Cre8ing Vision. Through working with these projects students have attended song writing workshops, listened to a live orchestra perform in our own performance space and performed at the Southbank Centre.

Primary links and collaborations:

The music department at Ark Globe also work closely with many primary schools in the borough offering a bespoke music programme tailored to the needs of each individual school. This year we launched our Primary instrumental lesson scholarship. This gives 30 pupils in years 5 and 6 attending local primary schools  the opportunity to have individual lessons on an instrument of their choice for free. The lessons take place at Ark Globe Academy with one of our specialist instrumental teachers.  As part of this initiative pupils will also be invited to perform at Ark Globe with our String Ensemble, Choir, Brass Band and Woodwind ensemble. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

We are also excited to introduce our first Primary Music Camp this year. We are giving  pupils from Year 5 and 6 in our local primary schools the chance to experience music at Ark Globe. The camp will be a chance to have fun, meet pupils from other primary schools, learn and make music. At the camp pupils will learn about, and perform, lots of different kinds of music including; Samba, Pop, African, Rap, and Rock.

Pupils will take part in a final performance at the end of the week for parents, carers, family and teachers and each child will receive a certificate of participation and achievement.

The camp will take place in April 2015 and is free of charge

For details about our Primary Music scholarship or our Primary Music Camp please contact