Secondary School Provision

Offer to Schools 2024-25

Nottingham Music Hub works with secondary schools, colleges and academies across Nottingham City, offering a range of music making opportunities from small group ensembles to music technology, as well as city-wide competitions and events that offer young people a chance to showcase their talent and learn from talented professionals.

Music making has far-reaching benefits for young people, improving their confidence, social skills, motivation to learn, engagement with school and more. These benefits are more pronounced the longer young people continue with their music making.

The transition from primary to secondary school is crucial to young people's development and ability to succeed in and out of school. Many pupils tend to give up music at this juncture, which can be avoided with the help of music hubs working with secondary schools and providing inspirational opportunities for pupils to continue their musical progression.

Our Music Teaching Provision available to secondary schools is outlined below.

Instrument Hire

Instrument hire is charged at £7.50 per instrument

If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to the NMH staff teaching in your schools or just send us an email at If you want to book provision with us, please email for a booking form.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Why is curriculum delivery so much more expensive than other programmes?

A: Curriculum delivery is not something music hubs are funded to deliver through the new national music plan – the funding for that is in school budgets. The music hub can only subsidise music programmes that are directly part of their remit in the new plan. We may be able to support curriculum delivery, at full cost, if there is any capacity available.

Q: Are you able to support and advise schools on developing their curriculum?

A: Yes absolutely. Professional development, advice and support in designing and implementing school music development plans is very much part of the music hub remit. A primary template for school music development plans can be accessed here.

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