Music is written into the DNA of Sir William Burrough School. In addition to the music appreciation and composition coverage which appears in Cornerstones Curriculum 22, children enjoy a lively and progressive curriculum of performing arts taught by specialist teachers. The Early Years and Key Stage One have a lesson of singing, music and dance weekly where they learn a variety of songs and movement routines. In Key Stage 2 every class has an hour a week (on a half-termly rotation) of dance and recorder lessons. The music curriculum can be found here and the scheme of work for Key Stage Two Dance and Recorders can be found here.
Beyond the taught curriculum, the whole school have a weekly joyful singing assembly and each key stage has a further singing assembly, which draws on music from a variety of traditions. There is a thriving school choir, open to Key Stage 2 children, which performs at a variety of prestigious occasions and places and a school dance troupe made up of Year 5 and 6 children which tackles challenging and emotional routines.