Crabtree Junior School

Crabtree Lane
Herts AL5 5PU
Tel: 01582 623501
Fax: 01582 623455

Headteacher: Miss E Simmons



Music in the curriculum

Music plays an important part in Crabtree life. We employ a specialist music teacher, Katherine Freeman, to provide curriculum tuition in singing and general musicianship for all year groups.

Orchestra and choirs

Mr Bending conducts our orchestra, which rehearses weekly on Mondays after school and performs at the open evening each summer. Miss Freeman also runs a whole school choir on Monday mornings.

Performance Platforms

Twice each term, Mr Bending organises a Performance Platform, whereby instrumentalists and singers perform in front of an invited audience of parents and school friends a piece that they have prepared with their music teacher.

Instrument tuition

In addition to these school-led musical opportunities, a number of peripatetic teachers visit Crabtree each week to provide individual and small group instrument tuition within school time:

Peripatetic Musical Instrument Teachers 

Liz Low   Independent Piano
Sarah Calladine Musicale  Woodwind
John Brennan Herts Music Service Cello
Claire Lewis-Lim Independent Violin
Matt Eckland  Musicale  Brasswind
Richard Gold  Musicale  Guitar

The School Office can provide information about costs and waiting lists.