From large inclusive choirs to scholarship level individual musicians, all children are encouraged to explore and respond to music. Most of the children between the ages of 7 to 11 receive individual music lessons at school by highly experienced music teachers.

Individual music lessons are offered to pupils in Years 2-6 by consultation with the child's form teacher and the Director of Music. Instruments currently offered include:

Guitar Harp Flute Clarinet
Bass Guitar Cello Recorder Violin
Viola Cornet Piano* Singing
Drum Kit** Trombone** Trumpet** French Horn**
* Must have the instument at home
** Year 3 upwards, child will be required to undertake a trial lesson with the teacher to assess aptitude for the instrument prior to starting

To register your interest in your child starting lessons please email the Director of Music, Mrs Clare Woodall.

Formal and informal involvement in choirs, orchestras and a wide range of instrumental ensembles contributes to the development of commitment, motivation and teamwork. Our hope is that this will lead to a lifelong love of music in all its richness and diversity. 

Concerts and Performances

The concerts and performances within school and externally provide an enjoyable and integral part of school life. Termly events include Chapel, in which Chamber Choir perform a sacred anthem, ABRSM exams and informal concerts. Pupils also regularly perform at Open Days, in assemblies and at other internal school events.
Specific highlights each term include:

Harvest Festival, Carol Service, Year 1&2 Christmas Concert and Christingle, Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception Nativity Plays.

Manor Concert, Year 2 Play, Year 4 Play, Oxford Music Festival.

Year 6 Play, Tea Concerts, Early Years and Year 1 and 2 Music Show and Tell.

Please visit our Photo Galleries to see photos of many of our performances.

Groups and Ensembles


  • 8.45am Chamber Group
  • 1.35pm Middle School Choir
  • 1.35pm Glee Club
  • 3.45pm-4.15pm Year 1 and 2 Choir


  • 8.45am Clarinet Ensemble
  • 8.45am Junior Strings
  • 1:35pm Training Orchestra
  • 4.15pm Chamber Choir


  • 8.15am Year 1 and 2 Ukulele Group
  • 8.45am Year 3-6 Ukulele Group
  • 8.45am Piano Beginners


  • 8:45am Piano Adventures


  • 8:30am Music Theory
  • 8.50am Intermediate Strings
  • 8.50am Guitar Band
  • 1:25pm Upper School Choir
  • 4.15pm Orchestra


We are delighted that The Manor has joined the prestigious Artsmark Award and has been awarded the silver status. Artsmark is The Arts Council England’s award for schools who champion The Arts. As an Artsmark school we actively celebrate across the curriculum including Art, Design Technology, Music and Drama.

Artsmark Award - Silver

Click here to hear Guitar Band perform Weather With You.
Click here to hear Guitar Band perform Don't Stop Think About Tomorrow.

The Manor Concert - March 2019
Carol Service - December 2018