Music is a valuable subject for all to study whether you are a gifted musician or have never engaged in music outside of school. Music’s place in your education has important wider benefits on personal and social development building your confidence, self esteem, sense of achievement and ability to relate to others.


In every one of our academies a vast number of after- academy enrichment activities take place each week. Students are provided with opportunities to add depth to their learning and develop personal skills through a rich and varied enrichment programme.

Students will have the chance to enjoy new experiences and consolidate their timetabled learning through this programme. Further detailed information on the opportunities available to students can be found in the academy’s Enrichment Brochure by clicking HERE

Musical Instrument Lessons

Does your child want to be the next Ed Sheeran or Adele, Dave Grohl or Slash? Do they want to play in a band or as a solo artist? Do they want to make a career out of music or just learn for fun? Well, the journey starts here at Outwood Academy Freeston!! Most adults wish they could have learned an instrument at school but very few did, so let's give our children that opportunity so they don't have the same regret in later life.

Like many great musicians, their musical journey started at secondary school and we are offering your child that same start. Playing a musical instrument is a rewarding activity that is not only enjoyable, but the skills developed will help with all other school work. It is proven that learning to play a musical instrument at an early age has many benefits to the growing brain and can have a big impact on improving performance in other subjects.

Your child has expressed an interest in wanting to learn an instrument and you need to know what this involves. Here at Outwood Academy Freeston we offer your child instrumental lessons and the opportunity to play in bands with other musicians. We can offer lessons on virtually any instrument. The 1-2-1 lesson lasts 20 minutes and takes place during the academy day. Students will come out of their normal lessons to have their instrument lesson.

There is a cost for the lessons which stands at £ 13 per 20 minute lesson. This is charged termly before the lessons start (So on average, IO weeks = £ 130 term term). Lessons are paid for via Parent Pay. However, we are very fortunate to be able to offer a bursary to cover these costs for those students studying Music at KS4 and those students who have free school meals/pupil premium.

If your child is interested in this, please complete the application form below as soon as possible and return it to SID to secure your child's place. If you need any further information please contact Mr Dixon or Miss Thomas in the academy.

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