Music is all around us and Harrold Primary Academy intends to develop confident, creative musicians, who enjoy listening to, experimenting with, and performing a wide range of music. We aim to enrich the lives of every pupil with a love of music.

Responsibility: Children are given the opportunity to create their own music through collaboration and improvisation. Children perform their own creations both independently and with their peers.

Readiness: Children are able to listen to and engage with a range of different musical genres, ready to use music to connect with people and places in our ever changing world.

Respect: Children work collaboratively, engaging with the ideas of others and can respectfully discuss and critic the impact of different music.

Resilience: Children become accomplished composers and can confidently edit and improve their compositions.

In Years 3 or 4, each class begins a whole-class instrumental programme lasting a minimum of one term. The term is supported by teachers from the Bedford Music Education Hub. This year, children in Year 3 and Year 4 are learning the djembe drum, Year 5 children are learning the ukulele and Year 6 are learning the steel drums. 

Progression Of Knowledge and Skills Years 1 - 6

Musical Progression Guide Years 1-6

Musical Elements Years 1-6

Musical Styles Years 1-6

MfBB Project Learning Objectives: Year 3 & 4 Djembe

MfBB Project Learning Objectives: Year 6 Steel Pans

Music Poster

Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

I am extremely delighted and privileged to have the opportunity to welcome you to Harrold Primary Academy.
Harrold Primary Academy is a happy, caring and supportive school. The Academy was formed on the site of Harrold Lower School and Harrold Priory Middle School, opening its doors to the pupils aged 4 - 11 years in September 2017.
We are a small one form entry primary school, serving children from Reception to Year 6.

As a school, we are extremely fortunate to have a spacious school site with a Library, Science lab, Food Technology room and a team of dedicated staff who work hard to deliver exciting, engaging and enjoyable lessons for children at Harrold.

Our vision is that every child has the right to a high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe and stimulating learning environment. Children actively participate in learning by demonstrating a sense of readiness, where they take responsibility for themselves and the school environment. We help to build resilience in all our children by ensuring that the learning that they experience is a stepped approach with appropriate scaffolding and modelling in place to secure and build improved independent learning.

When children leave Harrold, they are well-equipped to continue achieving throughout secondary school and beyond.
We believe that close cooperation between home and school is essential, and we aim to keep parents as informed as possible about the progress being made by their children and ways in which they can support their children’s learning.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Harrold Primary Academy.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.


Debonair Brown

Head teacher