At Springvale School we believe that dance, drama, visual art and music, develop confident, happy, self-motivated learners, who enjoy learning and see it as a life long adventure. The arts are an essential part of our school ethos, providing children with the opportunity to explore and understand more of the world in which they live. This engenders understanding, confidence, self-esteem and maturity; essential tools for learning and development.
Music plays a very important part in life at Springvale. 60 children in Y4 and Y5 have a weekly lesson on guitar, provided by school at no cost to parents. This is taught by a specialist guitar teacher.
Each child in Y3 has lessons in singing and musicality once a week, again with a specialist teacher. In addition there are opportunities for children to learn guitar, brass, keyboards, woodwind instruments and violin in school - peripatetic teachers visit school on a weekly basis to provide these lessons. Many children take up these opportunities for which there is a relatively modest charge.