Inspired Music

Berwick Academy music department works closely with “The Inspired Project”.  Every year students can audition for a chance to enrol on the course (10 spaces available).  Successful candidates work closely with industry professionals to compose and record an original song and perform to hundreds of appreciative fans, as well as learn about the ever expanding music industry through attending workshops and masterclasses to hone their musicianship.

The project also calls for support musicians to back the inspired performers during their live shows.  Please speak with Mr Holleywell or contact Iain Petrie if you wish to arrange an audition.

 “Inspired! Changed my life” – Fraser Young


“Literally the best thing I’ve ever done!” – Georgia Punton

Musical Theatre

We are always looking for dedicated musicians to help with performances in our school productions.  This years show is “We Will Rock You” please speak with Mr Holleywell or Mr Johnson with any queries.

Graded Exams

Students are encouraged to work towards graded instrumental exams with their instrumental tutors.  The Associate Board of Royal School for Music (ABRSM), London College of Music, (LCM), Trinity College London, Rockschool grades 1 – 8 are all available upon request.


KS3 Music:
Term 1 Soundtracks and movie music
Term 2 Samba
Term 3 Battle of the Bands

KS4 Music:
AQA GCSE Music 8271

KS5 Music:
BTEC Extended Certificate in Music Performance
BTEC Extended Certificate in Digital Music Production (Music Technology)

Evening Activities:

Monday 3:30 – 4:15 – Berwick Academy Community Choir | Open to everyone in the community.  (Sessions are run by Martin Fisher).

Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 – Band workshops.  (Sessions run by Iain Petrie),

Wednesday & Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 GCSE Booster sessions and Composition Workshops.  (Sessions are run by Mr Holleywell).

Friday 3:30 – 4:15 – Practice space and studio sessions.  (Students can book recording and rehearsal time).

Breaks and Lunchtimes:

Thursday and Friday break and lunchtime practice rooms and studio are available for booking to rehearse and record.


We also offer instrumental tuition with the following tutors:

Alison Coates – Piano, Keyboard, Cello, Flute, Saxaphone

Alex Hek – Guitar, Bass, Music Technology

Martin Fisher – Voice

Jack Thomas – Drums and Percussion

If your instrument is not listed please enquire with Mr Holleywell to arrange tuition.  Please download your application form below:

Key Stage 3 Application Form

Key Stage 4 Application Form

Key Stage 5 Application Form

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Useful Information
The latest government advice is that anyone who shows symptoms (a cough and/or high temperature) of COVID 19 should self-isolate for 14 days along with members of their household.
The school is now closed except to students who have access via our ‘closure support plan’.
Thank you for all your support and patience in these uncertain times.  Please check our website regularly for updates.


Important information about Show My Homework during school closure:

During school closure, all learning tasks will be set via Show My Homework.  There will be tasks on Show My Homework for students to complete every day.

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Show My Homework provides:

Show My Homework app, which can be accessed with your login code, as an easy way to keep up-to-date with your child’s homework    We hope that this will be of use to you in viewing and tracking the work set for your child.

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