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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.’

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