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Could your school be the next LMEP Music Champion School?

Nominations for this year’s LMEP Champion School status is now open!

Music Champion School status is awarded to any schools in Leeds who have made a significant impact on their pupils’ lives through their music offer and who have an outstanding commitment to music education. Recipients of the award receive a Music Mark membership (the strategic lead organisation in the UK for Music Education), framed certificate, banner and a digital Music Champion logo to include on all school publicity. Champion Schools also have access to other music events and workshops provided by our partners during the year. This year, we will be inviting successful schools to accept the award at one of our Youth Music Summer Festival events in the city. The award will be reviewed every 3 years from the date you receive the status to maintain consistency across all Music Champion Schools.

There are currently 31 Music Champion Schools in Leeds including 20 Primary schools, 8 Secondary schools and two Special schools. Last year we were pleased to welcome Allerton C of E Primary, Beecroft Primary, Brigshaw High School, and Springwell Academy.

Some comments from Music Champion school colleagues:

‘Achieving Music Champion Status shows just how much we value music in our school’
‘It has been a joy to watch the school grow in musical stature over the years and develop our music offer to all children’
‘The Arts are much valued in our school and music plays a huge part in it maintaining a high profile.’
‘Music has always been at the heart of our school, creating a strong community’

If you would like more information about becoming a Champion Music School, please contact LMEP.ArtForms@leeds.gov.uk .

All nominations for this year’s award need to be submitted by Monday 23rd May 2022