The Education Service - News

Prestigious Music Award for St Charles

St Charles RC Primary, in Kensington and Chelsea, has been recognised for its wide-ranging commitment to providing music opportunities for its pupils. The Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Music was presented to teaching staff by former ballerina and TV celebrity Darcey Bussell. 
All children at St Charles receive specialist music lessons weekly as well as specific singing sessions. In key stage two every child is given the opportunity to learn an instrument with a specialist teacher. Disadvantaged pupils receive subsidised or free individual music tuition to ensure they can fully access musical opportunities. 
The school has two thriving choirs and an orchestra which reflect the cultural make-up of the school. These musical groups support the wider community through concerts, performances and outreach work with the elderly.
Headteacher Anne Slavin said: ‘We received the award on behalf of our wonderful pupils, parents and staff who engage so wholeheartedly in all our musical activities as well as the governors who make the arts a priority and help to fund our instrumental lessons.’

Your thoughts
  • (Not published)
more stories
  • Prestigious Music Award for St Charles

    St Charles RC Primary, in Kensington and Chelsea, has been recognised for its wide-ranging commitment to providing music opportunities for its pupils. The Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Music was presented to teaching staff by former ballerina...

  • St Paul’s Catholic College, Sunbury raise money for StreetInvest

    St Paul’s Catholic College took to the streets of Sunbury and Kempton Park Racecourse on Friday 24th March to raise money for StreetInvest which is a charity that seeks to improve the lives of children living and working on the streets in this c...

  • Harmonious Sounds at St Benedict’s School

    The widely acclaimed professional a capella group, Voces8, visited St Benedict’s Ealing on 14th March, to work with the school’s choirs, Ealing Abbey choristers and pupils from local primary schools. The day culminated with an uplifting concer...

  • Improving Learning Outcomes

    Teaching and support staff from the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Newman Catholic College, St Mary’s University, St Vincent’s Primary School and Our Lady and the Visitation Primary School Greenford came together on Monday 20 February for a...

  • St Edmund’s Breaks Fundraising Record

    St Edmund’s College broke all its previous fundraising records by raising £20,260 for Mary’s Meals, a charity which provides a daily meal for chronically poor children in a place of learning. Our donation will feed 1,457 children for a year. ...

  • Love in Action at St Paul’s

    Caritas Westminster has been encouraging parishes to participate in its ‘Love in Action’ engagement programme. This revolves around an introduction to Catholic social teaching as a means to identify and respond to needs in communities. Over th...