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Quality and Impact
London Music Masters aspires to the very highest standards in the quality of our work with schools and in our relationships with our partners. Regular feedback from our Partner Schools tells us that we are living up to these standards, and this is further confirmed by our lasting relationships with them – in some cases, dating back the whole 10 years of our existence.
In the 2016-17 academic year, London Music Masters taught 1400 children in seven schools across three London boroughs. We are proud that the early years of these young people has been filled with music.
From a music perspective, the performance of pupils in our Partner Schools is impressive.
- Our pupils have achieved 100% success in music exams (grades 1-5);
- 1–% of our Pathways graduates are now at junior conservatoires;
- there have been 41 student performances and;
- 3 new school orchestras have been formed.
From a broader school improvement perspective, our Partner Schools have continued to thrive. The percentage of children working at or beyond expectations at the end of Key Stage 2 was 12% above national average, with the performance of disadvantaged children even better (the percentage of children on free school meals across the group is 21 higher than national average and the percentage of children with English not as their first language is 41% above national average).
While we do not claim that this performance is attributable to the schools’ commitment to music, we do believe that music does play a part in the children’s development. It reinforces our belief that music is an important component in the operation of a highly effective school and an essential component in a rounded, high-quality education.
There is no doubt having listened to the students that the level of teaching they are receiving is of a hugely high standard… I see a lot of projects around the world and I would say that just in terms of musicianship and playing quality this is one of the highest levels I have come across. I have been very impressed.