Music Federation

Andy Gamble - Executive Headteacher



Welcome to the website of Low Road and Windmill Music Federation in Leeds. I hope this provides you with a clear picture of how our Music Federation operates. Our aim is to raise the standards of achievement of all our children, and to give them the best possible life chances. I believe that we can build better futures because we offer a bespoke curriculum with a focus on culture and the arts. At a time when schools are often driven only by standards in English and Maths, we consider every aspect of the curriculum to be essential in producing society ready young people.

Low Road and Windmill primary schools federated in 2007, and I am proud to say that 10 years later, we have been able to refine our vision to provide a fresh, unique and relevant curriculum for the 21st Century. Teamwork, excellent behaviour, the best manners, social etiquette and pride are fundamental to our vision. 

We are proud of the range and quality of learning activities in our schools, and we are unique in the Leeds Authority in offering a fully immersive, music rich curriculum, in partnership with Opera North. As well as learning to play a stringed instrument, every pupil takes part in choir, orchestra and sectionals, totalling over 4 hours per week. In addition, the wider curriculum is rich and varied, with trips and residential visits part of normal school life. We offer state of the art computing facilities, including a Mac based suite and access to ipads for all age pupils.

I believe in putting children first. That is why we are here. We serve our communities and the needs of the families in South Leeds. We provide educational, pastoral and emotional support. We aim to work closely with the other wonderful schools in Leeds so that together, we change lives for the better. The Federation motto was carefully conceived to be the summary of my aims and vision:

Excellence through effort and aspiration

In the Music Federation we reach for the stars. I believe:
"They can because they think they can."
I expect my entire team to believe the same. We will provide children with opportunities beyond their dreams.
This is my core aim.

Together We Are Stronger



The school is federated with Low Road Primary School, sharing an Executive Headteacher and leadership team, teaching and support staff and governing body
Windmill Children’s Centre is part of the school, with daycare and outreach services delivered from the centre in Belle Isle. There is a Specialist, Inclusive Learning Centre team from Broomfield SILC based at Windmill Primary with places in KS1 and 2 for children with Autism.
We are proud to offer a unique and nationally regarded music education in partnership with Opera North, through the In Harmony Community Residency Project. Every child receives in excess of four hours additional music tuition delivered by a team of inspiring teaching artists and the further opportunity up to seven hours after school provision. All children have opportunities to perform on the national stage, with musical performances in spectacular venues as the South Bank Centre, Leeds Town Hall, Hull City Hall to name but a few.

Excellence, Effort and Aspiration

We are proud to offer a unique and nationally regarded music education in partnership with Opera North, through the In Harmony Community Residency Project. Every child receives in excess of four hours additional music tuition delivered by a team of inspiring teaching artists and the further opportunity up to seven hours after school provision...

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