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Bayards Hill Primary School used to be a low-achieving school, with poor attendance figures. However, music has helped to improve the pupil's behaviour and learning.
After teaming up with Oxfordshire County Council's music service, the school has received funding and instruments to develop music projects for all year groups.
In Year 3, pupils take violin or cello lessons as part of the VIP programme. In Year 4, students take part in the Play-On scheme and in Year 5, the More Play-On scheme.
The school also boasts a number of extra-curricular classes, such as Glee Club, which obtains the much needed attention from parents through organising performances.
But it's the cross-curricular work, where music is integrated within different subjects, that helps the pupils widen their knowledge and develop their skills across all areas.
Equally important is the dialogue between teachers and the music specialists - from the music service - who bring the music to the ears of pupils and staff.
Part of the series: Sharing Your Great Practice