Westfield School

Music & Performing Arts/Dance

Every pupil at Westfield School has the opportunity to enrich their lives and gain key skills and experience through the Music curriculum. Each pupil has access to 1 hour a week of curriculum Music and a variety of extra-curricular and peripatetic opportunities.


All years follow a constructive syllabus that teaches them how to read, perform, compose, improve and analyse music, and covers aspects of rhythm, timing, expression, and rudiments (basics) of music theory. Pupils develop their practical skills, learn a range of different songs and have access to different performing opportunities. Pupils are encouraged to demonstrate their skills and talents at events throughout the year. Pupils have access to a wide variety of instruments in school including.

Pupil can have access to a range of music which service is offered through Bedford Music Co-operative and can be booked through their website. Pupils have the opportunity to engage in performances, competitions and high quality musical experiences.


A range of dance styles are taught focusing on choreography, spatial awareness, rhythm and performance skills. Dances reflect different social and cultural contexts and communicative artistic intention. Many of our pupils perform the piece of work in assembly or school shows.


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