Welcome to Gallions!

The children are mostly enjoying being back at school. There’s been a wonderful cacophony of noise coming from the music block. Many of the instruments have had an overhaul over the summer: cellos and violins have been restrung, and double basses have been dusted off ready for action! Excitingly, Gallions has a new Head Teacher Claire Ormerod, who is totally …

Children who play instruments do better

There is increasing international evidence that playing a musical instrument has a positive impact on attainment at school but little research has been undertaken in the UK. This study, published in 2016, drew on data from an English Local Authority, on attainment at age 11 and 16 relating to 608 students, 115 of whom played a musical instrument. The findings …