Music at Bessemer



In 2019, Bessemer was awarded a ‘Music Mark’ recognising us as a school which provides high-quality music education for our pupils.

At Bessemer we believe that Music:

  • encourages creativity and critical engagement
  • is fun and for everyone
  • enables increased behaviours for learning
  • boosts children and young people’s social development
  • fosters team work
  • builds life skills

Pupils experience music in: topic lessons, music assemblies, instrumental tuition and special events.

It is our aim that creating, appraising and enjoying music is accessible to all pupils. Teachers use the following assessment framework to plan lessons and assess progress in Music:

Assessment Framework


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Music plays an important part of life at Bessemer Grange. Each year group learn songs, listen to music and compose pieces of music using various instruments during each topic they learn about. In July 2013 we composed our very own school song which we sing  in assembly. You can hear the song on the main page!

Bessemer song final lyrics

Choir Performance

Our choir performed at Dulwich Hamlet Primary Schools Spring Song concert.



Royal Festival Hall Percussion Performance

Year 6 performance at this year’s percussion festival at the Royal Festival Hall.


Each year group at Bessemer is taught how to play an instrument by a peripatetic music specialist. Our reception and nursery children are given singing and rhythm lessons for the first term. In year 1 and 2 the children are taught how to play the ukulele.  Our year three children learn to play the recorder as well as learning notation and some new songs. In year four our children are taught to play the clarinet, saxophone or flute. Pupils in year five are taught how to play the Samba drums and regularly perform in the local community. The Samba band has also performed at the Thames Festival, The City of London festival and at Hastings carnival. Pupils in year six participate in singing lessons which culminate in a performance at the Festival Hall.

We run numerous music after school clubs which children have the opportunity to join, these include; Drumming, Violin, Keyboard and Guitar.

Each year our children perform at various music events. Recently our year six children performed Christmas Carols at the Festival Hall as part of a mass choir, year four children performed at the Festival Hall as part of a mass orchestra. Look below to see some of the concerts we have performed in.

We often attend concerts and are lucky enough to have worked closely with igosepl and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Check out this promotional video we helped make to advertise school workshop with Singology.

Singology Video


Recorder Concerts