NCEA is committed to high quality and inclusive music education. We see the wider benefits music can bring to our pupils and therefore strive to provide them with as many opportunities as possible, both inside and out of school.

Research has shown that music can help children with numeracy and literacy skills, as well as helping them become confident, independent and resilient learners.

We are one of the few educational establishments nationally that employs a primary music ‘specialist’ who coordinates, plans and delivers both curriculum based and extracurricular music across the NCEA primary phase.

Our secondary students participate well in music and performing arts and performances in the Academy and in other locations are always exciting to hear and see.

In addition to some exciting lessons, students have the opportunity to take part in many different activities, including music festivals, launching CDs and working in partnership with local theatres.  A wide range of instrumental and vocal lessons is also available and heavily subsidised by the Academy.