Our Offer:

As part of our commitment to the musical development of our school – we have purchased for each school:

30 glockenspiels for each school

100 boomwhackers

30 recorders

a class set of tuned handbells.

The junior school also has access to a class set of ukuleles.

We have also submitted a bid to EMI Universal Sound Foundation to request access to a class set of guitars – the winners of the bids will be announced in March 2023 – so watch this space for further information!

Lesson Delivery

From April 2023, we will be working with Gateshead Music Hub and Side by Side Arts CIC to help support curriculum music delivery across the two schools. Side by Side Arts CIC will also be developing our peripatetic offer.

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Infant School (Year 1 upwards), pupils are able to learn the piano.

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Junior School, pupils can learn guitar or piano.

Lessons cost £10.50 for a paired 30 minute lesson. All enquiries and expression of interest should be directed towards the school office, who will note your details and liaise with Side by Side Arts CIC. Lessons are invoiced by Side by Side Arts CIC in which parents/carers then set-up a direct debit.

For any parents in receipt of pupil premium/free school meals, who would require financial support to fund peripatetic lessons – then, please liaise with the school office, who will be happy to assist you.