London Borough of Barnet

Barnet’s music service hits the right note

Published Tuesday 13 March 2012

Barnet Council’s music service has been asked to share its expertise with other boroughs by The Institute of Education.

Following a survey of all London local authority music services, the GLA found Barnet’s music service provided an 'example of good practice' offering a high standard of education to young people.

As well as offering children a good range of ensemble and performance opportunities, the survey highlighted the opportunities Barnet's music service provided for students leading up to their A level assessments. It also praised the service for working well with the council’s youth service in running courses for young people during holidays and in the evenings

The GLA also noted the increasing number of children accessing free tuition in primary schools as part of the service’s class tuition programme.

Councillor Andrew Harper, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Families said:

“To be recognised as the leading provider of music education in London is a great achievement and one which again reinforces Barnet Council’s Children Service’s reputation as delivering a high standard of guidance, support and education to our younger residents."

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