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Worplesdon Primary School

Worplesdon Primary School

Helping children develop a love of life and learning.

Wood Street School


Music is highly valued at Worplesdon and children are taught from Reception through to year 6 using the Kodaly Singing method.  This uses singing games and rhymes to teach all the elements of music in a joyful and holistic way.  The children leave Worplesdon with a very high level of musicianship and knowledge.

Children are actively encouraged to start an instrument and join the choir and to explore the many opportunities for performance that occur throughout the school year. 

The School is also a training hub for music, and teachers from all over Surrey regularly come to observe and learn about this approach. 

Please contact Ms Baynes ( ) if you would like to find out more about how you can get involved in the musical life of our school. 

Instrumental Learning 

If you would like your child to start an instrument this term please contact the instrumental teachers directly. 

For non-Rock and Pop teachers lessons are billed by the teachers directly and fees are payable one term in advance:

  • Individual 20 minute lesson: £14 
  • Individual 30 minute lesson: £21
  • Concerts: £0
  • Ensembles: £0

The school has instruments to loan at £35 a year so you don’t need to buy until your child is sure of their instrument.  Please come and talk to Ms Baynes if you have any further questions.

Insrument Teacher Email Address
Violin and Viola Mrs Symington
Piano Mrs Starr Meneely
Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium) Mr Nash
Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet) Jasmine Ravenhill
Oboe Ms Baynes
Drums and Guitars Rock and Pop Foundation
Rock Band Club Guildford Rock School



Children who have started an orchestral instrument are encouraged to join the school orchestra which rehearses every Thursday from 12.30pm - 1pm  Please contact Ms Baynes ( if you would like your child to try-out for this.

String Ensembles

String Groups run for beginners (Mini Mozarts) with their Twinkle License on Fridays 12.30pm - 1pm and for advanced players (Super Strings- Grade one and above) on Thursday during singing assembly time 2.45pm-3.05pm in the PAC.  Please contact Mrs Symington ( if you need further information.

Flute Choir

Flute choir runs every Tuesday from 10am -10.20am please contact Mrs Nash ( for further details.

Bold as Brass

Brass players will blast off together on Thursday from 8am - 8.30am in the PAC, please contact Mr Nash ( for further details.

The Three Musketeers

Oboe players will meet every Thursday at 12 in the PAC.


Our choirs have between thirty and forty children in each and rehearse each week at the following times:

  • KS1 (Junior) choir is on Mondays 12.30pm - 1pm;
  • KS1 (Infant) choir is on Tuesdays at 12.30pm - 12.50pm.

All the choirs are run by Ms Baynes, are free, and are open to everyone.  

Recorder Teaching 

Recorder Groups

For Children in year 4 and above: Every Tuesday from 3.15pm - 4pm with a cost of £10 for the year. 

For Children in year 3: Every Wednesday from 3.15pm - 4pm with a cost of £10 for the year.

Children must supply their own recorder.

If you would like your child to start learning the recorder please contact the Office ( .

Theory Class 

Children who have already started taking exams in their instruments (or will be in the near future) are invited to begin theory classes at Worplesdon.  We are offering this because once children reach Grade 5 on their instrument they are not permitted by the examination board to take Grade 6 unless they have their Grade 5 theory exam.

Our aim is for children to be at around Grade 1 or 2 standard in their theory by the time they leave Worplesdon.

Mrs Symington ( will be offering a Theory class before school on Fridays.  It will run every week from 8am - 8.40am and will cost £35 a term.  Classes will be held in Kestrels and children will need to come with a sharp pencil, rubber, ruler and they will need to purchase the theory workbook which is called Practice in Music Theory  Grade 1 by Josephine Koh.  This is available from for £5.99.

Students will be given a small amount of homework each week to practice the skills learnt in their lessons.  If there are any parents who would also like to learn music theory and would be willing to help as well they would be most welcome to come. 

Please visit the Clubs and Activities page for a weekly view of music clubs offered.

We are very pleased to have been nominated by Surrey Arts to become Music Mark school for the academic year 2020-21! Please download the attached Music Mark welcome letter to read more about this.

Envis Way, Worplesdon, Guildford , Surrey GU3 3NL

01483 232126