These pages are for London Borough of Merton school staff and governors.

Merton Schools’ Survey 2022

As part of our annual reporting to the Department for Education via Arts Council England, we are asking school leaders / Music Coordinators / Heads of Department to complete a short survey about music provision in your school.

We recognise that colleagues are busy at this time of year and really appreciate your support in completing this survey by Friday 15th July 2022.

Primary Survey 22 Secondary Survey 22

If you have any questions, please get in touch!

Offer To Schools 2022 – 2023

We are pleased to share our Traded Offer to Merton Schools for September 2022 – July 2023.

Download OtS Sept22

Service Level Agreement 2022-2023

We support schools with curriculum resources, CPD, network meetings, training, bespoke arts projects and our Moving Music Forward accreditation scheme via our Service Level Agreement.

Click here for more info or to sign up for the 22-23 SLA

In2Music: First Access Programme

Open to all Merton schools with projects available from EYFS – Year 6.

We teach General Musicianship classes, provide PPA cover packages and offer opportunities for whole class groups to learn a musical instrument together. We supply the tutor and the instruments and follow up with subsidised lessons for pupils who want to continue learning

Click here to find out more or make an enquiry.

Song Packs & Resources

These resources have been commissioned by MMF for use by all Merton schools. The password has been shared with Merton Music Coordinators by email, please contact: if you are unable to access the resources.

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Music Lessons at Your School

Access to instrumental tuition is transformative for children and young people. Music is both a skill and a passion and the cognitive benefits of learning an instrument are well documented.

Our friendly, professional tutors offer lessons in a wide-range of instruments, including brass (trumpet, cornet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba), strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), woodwind (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone), percussion (drum kit, world percussion, orchestral percussion), piano, electric keyboard, recorder, guitar and voice.

Lessons take place in school, during the school day. The benefits of instrumental tuition are acknowledged to justify time out from other lessons. Our tutors are fully DBS checked and complete annual Safeguarding / Child Protection updates. They are carefully selected as highly skilled practitioners and educators and will work with your staff to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Contact us to arrange instrumental lessons at your school:

Music Resources for Schools

We create, curate and signpost high quality resources and materials for school leaders and teachers to support the delivery of outstanding music lessons, clubs and ensembles. If you would like to discuss how we can support with planning for musical progression in your school, please contact us.

National Documents:

A National Plan for Music Education

ABRSM Headteachers’ Guide to Music Education

Music Mark’s Common Approach – an updated (for 2022) curriculum for vocal and instrumental teaching.

National Curriculum for Music (2013)

NEW Model Music Curriculum (Non-Statutory Guidance for Teachers) 2021

Special Projects

Every other year we take around 1,500 young singers and instrumentalists from Merton to perform at our Music is for Life concert at the Royal Albert Hall and in March 2019 we welcomed choirs from 19 Merton schools to perform in the Liquid History concert as part of a massed choir. Click here to see photos. Schools also signed-up for our Snap! photography project and Location Intonation, which will provided opportunities for choirs to perform around street pianos.

Download the resources here.

Philippa Jackson

“What a percussive spectacular at Music Is For Life with Merton Music Foundation. Proud to have three Hollymount pupils in this group!”

Philippa Jackson

Councillor Judy Saunders

“All the children were great and it means so much for them to have an audience after all their rehearsing. It’s lovely to see all the children supporting each other.”

Cllr Judy Saunders

Perseid School

“We are proud of the excellent performance of Perseid Pupils at Royal Albert Hall last night!”

Perseid School

Melissa Russell

“Thank you to all the teachers at Poplar Primary and at MMF. Amazing concert and such a wonderful experience for our children.”

Melissa Russell

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