Music in Secondary Schools Trust - Entitled to Excellence

For the 8th year running, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is proud to support Music in Secondary Schools Trust, a charity that works with 16 secondary schools throughout the country with a disadvantaged intake, aiming to transform the lives of young people through an outstanding classical music education.

MiSST provides funding and support for schools to enable them to implement MiSST’s Key Stage 3 curriculum, known as the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme. Each year 7 student is given a classical instrument which they are taught to play over the next 3 years during their curriculum lessons. In addition, students also learn to compose, improvise and work in ensembles. The entire Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme is now being provided as an online resource. Instrumental and theory lessons are delivered in video form by MiSST teachers which allows us to have a further reach and enables students to learn remotely.

In line with national requirements of high quality teaching resources being made available to students online, MiSST has worked tirelessly since March to move the curriculum online, allowing all of our schools and students to access the Andrew Lloyd Webber programme in the classroom, at home and as a blended approach. MiSST’s bespoke online resources consist of solo and ensemble instrumental tutorials from instrument experts, singing tutorials, theory lessons complete with online and paper booklets that consist of explanations, classroom tasks, homework tasks, revision materials and assessment materials. MiSST strives to ensure there are no barriers to students' access to music education, be it financial barriers or a global pandemic!