Suffolk County Music Service

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As Lead Organisation of the Suffolk Music Education Hub, Suffolk County Music Service (SCMS) seeks to ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes (WCET) that provide a weekly lesson on the same instrument for a full school year.

Please contact your child's school directly to find out about their opportunities with SCMS. 

Arts Award

Arts Award logoThe Arts Award is an accredited scheme, provided by Trinity College London and Arts Council England, that provides opportunities for children to learn new skills, be inspired by the arts, and is a link between young people and creative arts professionals. It is a range of qualifications for anyone up to the age of 25, the highest being the 'Gold' award.

Read on to find out how you can gain an Arts Award in Suffolk.


Arts Mark

Artsmark enables schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. Achieving Artsmark status demonstrates that schools or settings have a number of very special qualities. Artsmark support's Arts Council England's goal of ensuring that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts and culture.

A Celebration of Schools' Music

Every year Suffolk schools are given the opportunity to participate in the well-established schools festival A Celebration of Schools' Music. A long-standing partnership between Suffolk County Music Service and Snape Maltings, Celebration encourages children of all ages and stages in state-funded Suffolk schools to enjoy and participate in music. 

BBC 10 Pieces

BBC Ten Pieces logoBBC 10 Pieces focusses on classical music and creativity. The aim is to open up the world of classical music to children and to encourage them to respond to the music through musical compositions, dance or digital art.

Friday Afternoons

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This project is available to not just children from across the UK, but the world! It began as a centenary celebration of the composer Benjamin Britten, where his work Friday Afternoons was performed by hundreds of Suffolk school children.

Sing Up

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Sing Up’s vision is that all children and young people have regular access to high-quality singing activities throughout their young lives. They provide musical and curriculum resources which includes their 'world famous' online Song Bank.

Please contact your child's school directly to find out if they are involved with Sing Up.

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