№1 Programme

Primary school support using Musical School

If you are, or would like to provide support for your local Primary schools to help teach National Curriculum music, our Musical School programme can be a great help.

In tune with Ofsted

Musical School particularly helps non-specialists to teach a modern and vibrant class music programme across the whole school that is totally in tune with Ofsted’s desire to see continuous genuine music making. It is also mapped to the new curriculum.

Sustainable impact

The programme makes an instant impact and is financially sustainable. We offer training options that can be delivered by your own trainers or we can do it in partnership with you.

Over 80 Music Services in England run Musical School programmes with Charanga and almost 7000 schools have so far engaged.

For more information about Musical School and our other programmes please contact us:

Mark Burke
Mark Burke
Digital Partnerships Director
+44 (0)7966 140 769
Madeleine Casson
Madeleine Casson
Education Director

+44 (0)7961 842 256

Partnership ethos

Early in its development, Charanga took a decision always to put the control and direction of technology and digital resources in the hands of music educators rather than technologists.

Thus the Charanga model today is to provide partners with an own-branded Charanga system that you can can configure locally to match the needs of your local community.

Management and Data

The system also contains a Licence Administration feature which means that access for schools, teachers and children can be managed at the local level by you using simple automated processes to ensure it can be done quickly and easily. Data collection is also an important feature and key data is available 24/7 to one or more local system administrators that you may nominate.


Once the system is set up, Charanga routinely upgrades the technology and digital content library without any additional cost. As a cloud-based resource with no software installation required, technical support requests are minimal. However, Charanga does provide a free email and telephone Helpdesk for all users.

For those teachers, particularly peripatetic instrumental teachers, who are unable to get online where they teach, we provide a full range of resources on interactive DVD which can be used without needing to be online.

Current Partnerships

Over 80 Music Services and Hubs and a growing number of large music teaching organisations internationally now work in partnership with Charanga.

List of Premier Partners

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Charanga Music Premier Partners Premier Partner Charanga Music Community
Accent Music Education Hub
Arts First Islington Music Education Hub
Barnet Education Arts Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Music Service
Bird College Music Service
Blackpool Music Service
Bolton Music Service
Bradford Music Education Hub
Bristol Plays Music
Bury Music Service
Calderdale Music Service
Cambridgeshire Music
Charanga Australia Music First
Charanga Scotland
Coventry Performing Arts Service
Croydon Music and Arts
Cumbria Music Service
Devon LDP Music Service
Doncaster Music Service
Dorset Music Service
Dudley Performing Arts
Durham Music Service
Ealing Music Service
East Riding Schools' Music Service
East Sussex Music Service
Enfield Music Service
Essex Music Services
Forest Arts Centre
Gateshead and South Tyneside Music Education Hub
Gateshead Music Service
Gibraltar Academy of Music & Performing Arts
Greater Manchester Music Hub
Haringey Music Service
Harrow Music Service
Havering Music School
Herefordshire Music Service
Hillingdon Music Hub
Hull Music Service
Inspiring Music
Jersey Music Service
Knowsley Music and Performing Arts Service
Lambeth Music Service
Lancashire Music Service
Leeds Music Education Partnership, ArtForms
Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service
Lewisham Music Service - lead partner in Lewisham Music Hub
Lincolnshire Music Service
Luton Music Service
Make Music Gloucestershire
Merton Music Foundation
Music for Bedford Borough
Music Partnership North
Music Partnership North - Northumberland
Musica Kirklees
Newcastle Music Service
Norfolk Music Service
North East Lincs Music and Performing Arts Service
North Lincolnshire Music Service
North Somerset Music Service
North Tyneside Music Service
Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT)
Nottinghamshire Music Hub
Oldham Music Service
One Education Music Service
Oxfordshire County Music Service
Plymouth Youth Music
Portsmouth Music Hub
Redbridge Music Service
Resonate Liverpool's Music Hub
Rochdale Music Service
Rotherham Schools Music Service
Salford Music and Performing Arts Service
Sandwell Music and Arts Service
Sefton Schools Music Service
Services for Education
Sheffield Music Service
Shropshire Music Service
Somerset Music
South Gloucestershire Music Hub
South Tyneside Music Service
Southampton Music Hub
Southend Music Services
St Helens Music Service
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Music Education Hub
Stockport Music Service
Suffolk County Music Service
Sunderland Music Education Hub
Surrey Arts
Sutton Music Service
Swindon Music Service
Tameside Music Service
Tees Valley Music Service
Telford & Wrekin Music
The Tri-borough Music Hub
Thurrock Music Services
Torbay Music Service
Trafford Music Service
Wakefield Music Services
Warwickshire County Music Service
West Sussex Music
Wigan Music Service
Wirral Schools Music Service
Wolverhampton Music Service
York Arts Education
Awards and recognition for the Charanga music education programmes and digital learning resources

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