Huge Commitment To Music Recognised At Cleethorpes Academy

Some of Cleethorpes Academy’s talented musicians celebrate the Academy’s nomination as a Music Mark Academy with Principal Janice Hornby.


Cleethorpes Academy has been nominated by North East Lincs Music Hub to become a Music Mark school for the 2020/2021 Academic Year. 

Music Mark is the UK Association for Music Education. It works to enable its members and the wider music education sector to deliver high-quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people. Becoming a Music Mark school means the Academy is now eligible for numerous benefits such as resources, teaching materials and access to Music Mark events. 

Janice Hornby, Cleethorpes Academy Principal, said: “The Music Mark school nomination system allows music hubs and services across the UK to nominate schools which they believe have shown a commitment to providing high-quality music education. We have been recognised for our dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. 

“At Cleethorpes Academy, we believe that all students should be given the opportunity to learn an instrument. We offer lessons for a variety of instruments including brass, woodwind, strings, piano, singing and drums. These lessons have been hugely popular with over 210 students taking part in musical tuiton. Students are encouraged to work towards instrumental exams (such as ABRSM and LCM), and have shown great success with them so far. 

“We also have a very active extra-curricular timetable, with an extremely high number of students taking part. They enjoy working as ensembles and gaining valuable experience in performing for various concerts and events. Our musicians perform at our annual Presentation Evenings and we hold Music Awards with scholarships available for students each year.”

Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive of Music Mark, said: “We would like to thank Cleethorpes Academy for all the hard work it does to ensure that pupils at the school are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education. The Academy’s dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum is both welcomed and celebrated.

“Music Mark works to enable our members and the wider music education sector, to deliver high-quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people. My thanks to Cleethorpes Academy for all that it is doing and continues to do to support our collective vision.”


The Music Mark certificate, which can now be proudly displayed by the Academy.

Pre-Covid: Cleethorpes Academy Music students perform at the annual Presentation Evening in 2019.

A scene from Cleethorpes Academy’s performance of Aladdin at the Presentation Evening in 2019.

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