Wardle Academy is very proud of its musical traditions and the unique opportunities that it provides to its students. Our prestigious music groups have had both national and international recognition with countless awards and achievements along the road.

250+Playing Instruments

Wardle Academy offers free music lessons on a wide range of different instruments with tuition from dedicated staff across a range of professional backgrounds. With the chance to play in venues across England, Europe and beyond, our music enrichment programmes are extremely popular with over 250 students learning to play a music instrument.

View our musical groups rehearsal calendar by clicking here. 


Wardle Academy Band Association

The Wardle Academy Band Association is made up of a group of staff and parent/carers who meet monthly to help organise fund-raising and other support for the many musical groups at Wardle Academy.

The Band Association members provide help during the school’s musical events such as the musical evenings and concerts and provide support at out of school concerts and engagements including assisting with transport.  They also provide support during residential engagements for the musical groups.

We are always looking for new parents/carers to join us and new members are very welcome to attend our meetings.

The date for the January AGM is to be confirmed. Please check back for more details at a later date. 

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Common Questions

What do I need to do have music lessons

Everybody at Wardle Academy has the option to learn a musical instrument. There are plenty of different ones to choose from and you can pick more than one. Learning a musical instrument requires a lot of dedication and hard work. If you choose to have music lessons then you must practice your instrument at home as well.

Students that have music lessons at Wardle Academy will also be required to join one of the Academy musical groups.

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