Learning Hub


At Bessemer we believe that Music:

  • builds a sense of community
  • encourages positive behaviour for learning
  • boosts children and young people’s social development
  • fosters team work
  • builds life skills


From Little Stars to Year 6, all children at Bessemer take part in a weekly music lesson with a peripatetic music specialist from Southwark Music Services. This teacher delivers a comprehensive music curriculum focusing on voice and percussion work up until Year 4. Pupils in Year 5 learn how to play samba drums and showcase their talents leading the school parade in our Summer Carnival. Our Year 6 pupils have weekly violin lessons. 

Children also have the opportunity to participate in instrumental clubs and school choirs. 

Throughout the year, children have the opportunity to perform in concerts to showcase their musical talents. These include: The Young Voices Concert at the O2; Christmas Carol Concerts; Bessemer's Carnival, FIRE concert at Cadogan Hall.