Singing: Primary phase

Since 2016 we have been developing a Singing  Hub Schools model in Nottinghamshire. 

The Hub model is an essential element of the Nottinghamshire Music Hub's vocal strategy at the Primary phase. We are committed  to developing a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.

Read more about our Inspirations mixed voice choir for school year 4-8 singers: 

FREE KS2 singing resources from Out of the Ark Music here 

Our vision is for a Singing Hub School in each of the 7 districts of Nottinghamshire. We hope to link schools together leading to joint choirs, musicals and  other shared performances providing progressive singing opportunities for all within their locality.

We select schools with a proven track record of singing in school and that can provide the capacity to host events and support other schools. We look for schools with vocal groups  which are popular with boys and girls, and that can demonstrate that singing is at the heart of school life.

What they do;

* Assist other primary schools in creating and implementing their own singing strategies

* Host an annual twilight CPD event for the primary schools in their district

* Facilitate one Year 6 to Year 7 transition project within a family of schools

* Provide mentoring support to the primary schools ion their area

Who they are

Ashfield:      Croft Primary and Greenwood Primary - sign up for their 'Ashfield area singing schools' newsletter c/o

                      CroftMusic on Twitter

Broxtowe:     Transition year *TBC*

Bassetlaw:    Singing coordinator Daniela Smith c/o 

Gedling:        Ernehale Junior School - Singing Lead teacher - Nathan Burton

Mansfield:    Abbey Primary School - Singing Lead teacher - Alan Kirkland

Newark:        John Blow School - Singing Lead Teacher - Ben Barnard

Rushcliffe:   Orston Primary School - Singing Lead teacher - Nikki Crosby *Read their Music and Singing blog here:

Big Sing and Little Big Sing programme

All districts and boroughs participate in our Big (and Little) Sing programme. 

These are led by Nottinghamshire Music Hub in partnership with families of infants schools (Little Big Sing) and primary schools (Big Sing).  

Want to know more about our KS2 vocal work? 

Email us via for ideas on how you can get involved.