Here at Tabor Academy music is taught at key stage 3 and 4.  The subject is designed to offer our learners an enriched education allowing all, no matter what learning style a mentally, creatively, emotionally and spiritual outlet.  We cover many different styles of music from all over the world.  We look at why music is used in our society and how other cultures relate to it, from celebrations to funerals, from communication to entertainment.


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Students work with ‘Stomp’ percussion group and perform at the Baintree Arts Theatre
In March, 16 music students from Years 9 & 10 had the chance to work with two musicals from the very renowned and successful percussion group ‘Stomp’. Dave and Nass came to Tabor for a whole day and worked with our students.  During the day the group, with the guidance of Dave and Nass, created a ‘Stomp’ style piece using basketball.  This was an excellent day.  All of the students involved said how they loved the experience.  It gave our students a rare chance to work with professional musicians to prepare for a performance.

After the day the students continued to practise the piece to make sure it was perfected, ready for the evening concert at the Braintree Arts Theatre.  The evening was a complete success and both parents and students alike commented on how wonderful this opportunity was.  We hope this can continue next year.

Outside the classroom


We run many different clubs both at lunch and after school on selected days, below is a selection of clubs currently be offered:

  • Tabor Singers – This is open to all year groups and rehearse ever Tuesday 3:30-4:30
  • Karaoke Sing – This is a chance for students to sing to their favourite songs using a microphone. This runs most lunch times 1:25-2:00
  • Coursework one-to-one support – This is for GCSE students only and must be booked in advance. This is open to book every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (unless there is staff training)
  • GCSE Revision & Support – This is open mainly to GCSE students but can be offered to KS3 students on invitation. This club runs each Friday Lunch from 1:25-2:00

Music School

We were so pleased to be able to offer instrumental and vocal lessons at the school, using Essex Music Services.  These lessons are offered during the school day throughout the week but the times of the lessons change each and every week so not to disrupt the learning of students by missing the same lesson every time.

We offer lessons on all of the following instruments:

Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Strings, Woodwind, Drums

We also loan out many instruments, subject to availability, for free.  Here is a list of the instruments we have to offer:

Violin, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Saxophone, and Clarinet

If you are interested please contact Mr Lovell on for more information.


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