St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School


Intent Statement

Learning to play a musical instrument and playing in an ensemble is very demanding. Each student at St Ambrose Barlow will learn to read music notation, develop eye-hand-mind coordination, develop keen listening skills, develop team skills for playing in an ensemble and develop discipline to practice. All those learning experiences, and more, play a role in enhancing the students' cognitive capacities, executive functions, motivation to learn in school, and self-efficacy. The students will study Music from around the world, building their knowledge and developing empathy and understanding of other cultures. Students will also have the opportunity to work with professionals in the industry developing key skills and aspirations for further study.

Music Department Staff

Mr K Farrier (Subject Leader)

Our Five year Plan


 Music Curriculum Map 2023 / 24 

Useful Links


We run a number of extra-curricular clubs including

• Choir
• Keyboard Club
• Guitar Club
• Musical Theatre Club
• Modulo (Orchestras for All)


Salford Music Service offer peripatetic lessons in school. Please contact Mr Farrier or MAPAS for further information.

If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Farrier