Musical Bridges website

Musical Bridges was a Special Initiative of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, with additional funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

The initiative has a dual role. It helps support pupils’ musical learning when they move to secondary school AND helps primary and secondary schools work together to improve transition generally. The overarching aim is to empower teachers, headteachers and Music Education Hubs to embed effective primary-secondary music practice in all schools. To help this happen, the Musical Bridges Team has designed a training programme and a set of free resources and tools that are all available on

I've been involved with Musical Bridges since its inception, sitting on the steering group and representing Youth Music. In 2012 I have collated, organised and edited the initiative's catalogue of materials and redesigned and built a new website to house them.

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