Subject Leader: Mr Faulks

Our vision

Harlesden Primary School believes that Performing Arts Education is essential to the development of the whole child – academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical. Performance activity opportunities are provided during and after school, allowing children to be creative, musical, explore their emotions, and face up to different challenges, as individuals and in groups. It provides the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, and promotes character building, co-operation and self-esteem.

It is vital that children are given these opportunities to participate in a range of enjoyable creative and performance activities at an early age so that they are likely to continue being musical, confident, and creative throughout the rest of their lives, whilst promoting a love for the arts.


Our aim is:

  • To develop competence to excel in a broad range of performance and musical activities
  • To ensure children are musically active for sustained periods of time
  • To engage in performance and musical activities and opportunities


Harlesden’s music curriculum is designed to promote a love and enthusiasm for music while covering all areas of the National Curriculum Music programmes of study in KS1 and KS2 and to contribute significantly to the EYFS early learning goals. The goals of the curriculum is to develop and enhance every pupil’s general musicianship skills through participation in a variety of activities. Singing and performance lie at the heart of the programme and we aim to build each child’s confidence in music making through the development of singing skills combined with who body movement activities and instrument playing.
At Harlesden we offer several lunchtime and after-school clubs including African Drumming, Choir and Recorder Club. Covid precautions have kept these activities limited to one year group bubble per term but we hope in future to expand and offer these activities to the whole school. We also provide Violin lessons to a limited group of pupils. ‚Äč
KS2 pupils are taught by Miss Aessi Gunawardhana and KS1 pupils by Miss Caroline Gardner



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