The Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST)

Transforming young people’s lives through classical music education 

Barnsley Academy joined The Music in Secondary School Trust in September 2022 as the only partner school in Yorkshire to be part of the programme. This year we will have all 360 of our Year 7 and Year 8 students learning either trumpet, clarinet and flute.  

Through MiSST, we keen to drive the musical ethos of the school forward and provide opportunities for students to engage in high-quality music making in school and into the community. We hope to expand on the enrichment opportunities, by building orchestras and choirs, to develop a strong musical tradition in the school and for students to be able to experience the value of learning a musical instrument.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for our school and for our students, allowing them to deepen their music learning and access new skills and experiences. We are always determined to provide a rich, broad and inspiring curriculum and this new partnership with MiSST will support us by enabling all our students to learn a musical instrument across Key Stage 3 and beyond. 

Whilst our Year 8 students were the first to benefit in September 2022, we look forward to developing the programme with MiSST over the next few years so that new students joining our school can enjoy the same dedicated music tuition and performances. With such a proud heritage in music across Yorkshire – from colliery brass bands to successful modern artists – it will be fantastic to see our students continuing the tradition for the future.