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Music Champion School

We are delighted to announce that Allerton Grange School has been awarded LMEP (Leeds Music Education Partnership) Music Champion School Status, in recognition of the ongoing commitment to music education and the opportunities for music making available to our students.

Allerton Grange is one of only three secondary schools in Leeds to achieve this recognition.

We are incredibly proud of the quality and diversity of music at Allerton Grange. Our performance schedule is always busy with no fewer than 6 major concerts and musicals each year, involving a wide range of musicians in all year groups.

As a school, we value music as an important skill, so we subsidise the cost of instrumental lessons to make this affordable. Consequently, many students at Allerton Grange choose to take up an instrument and achieve graded music qualifications. 

Our visiting instrumental teachers cover traditional instruments, such as brass, strings, woodwind, piano/keyboard and voice; they also provide lessons in very popular instruments like drums, guitar and DJing.

Our music vibrant music department is always a busy place to be. There are a variety of bands and choirs rehearsing and performing regularly, including Rock Band, Samba Band, Junior and Senior Concert Band and Pop Choir.

The annual Battle of the Bands is much-anticipated; students frequently perform their own compositions and competition is fierce. This year finalists recorded their tracks in a professional recording studio, which created a real buzz around school.
Our musicians perform regularly in the community both locally and internationally. Each July, our musicians tour somewhere in Europe; last year they performed in Belgium and this year they are visiting Lake Garda.

"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"So pleased that both my children are at a school, where the performing arts (and other arts) are such a priority."
- Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Thank you for making my daughter's first year with you such a good one. We are impressed with how she has settled in and grown as a person throughout the year"
- Year 7 Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018