We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.


If you are a self employed teacher or school looking for support with regards to planning for the forthcoming academic year then please click here.

COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help

We understand at these difficult times that some families will be finding payment of these invoices challenging, especially where you might have significantly reduced incomes. We do not want to let money be a barrier to your child continuing to learn on the instrument they have chosen and we have made funding available to support this. Please click here to complete the COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help form and email to mark.medland@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Working together to help your pupils and school

By working together, we can create better musical and life outcomes for all children and young people in Gloucestershire. 

Download and read guidance from Music Mark on improving music in your school and share this with your head and SLT!

Views from heads about the impact of music

In a series of articles in Music Education UK magazine, primary and secondary heads told how music had helped with:

  • Attainment - raising aspirations, confidence, self-esteem and motivations and leading to increases in SAT and GCSE results among music-involved pupils
  • Personal/social development - helping with listening skills, team work, leadership skills and peer-based learning
  • Creative thinking - analysis, speculation, evaluation; providing skills and qualities needed for 21st century jobs
  • Inclusion - engaging vulnerable students, providing role models and a sense of direction and purpose for those not engaged in other forms of learning
  • Embedding learning and cross-curricular approaches - eg using rhythm to reinforce maths
  • School culture and marketing of the school - injecting new energy into a school, providing a sense of community and raising or even changing the school's profile in the community

If you want music to make a difference in your school, contact us to discuss your school and pupils. We'll discuss what your school needs, and work out how we and others who are part of the Hub, can help.

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