Fantastic Flautists

Mrs Laycock is extremely impressed with her wonderful flute team. Their progress is very encouraging – keep up the great work and commitment girls!


Hattrick Hero

This is our very worthy third bandsperson of the week. She has devoted time and effort into learning her solo in just 1 week! What a fantastic achievement.

Brass Quintet

Mr. Dodd was really keen to accompany this wonderful ensemble on trombone. They have been learning this piece for….. ONE WEEK!

Team Marples

Here are two of our newest pianists. One of them received her third lesson today. Keep working hard girls!

They’ve Got Rhythm! 

Monday mornings in our Music Room are magnificent. Here’s footage of some of our talented percussionists. Well done #TeamRamskill – you are working SO hard.

Great Guitarists

Here’s just some of our brand new guitarists. They received their 3rd lesson ever today and are already making fabulous progress. Well done #TeamFuller.


New ‘Kids’ on the Block

Here are our latest musicians to begin small group lessons with Mr. Dodd. They have already earned themselves a position in Birkwood Brass.


Music Star

A Worthy Winner of the Week
This Year 6 musician is making excellent progress in his tuba playing. He really is THE foundation of our brass band. CONGRATULATIONS!

The Live Draw

Here is live coverage of the draw for the National Youth Brass Band Competition on 28th March. All of Birkwood Brass’ 25 musicians will be performing at the event for the very first time. We have been drawn 5th out of 8 bands. How exciting!

Term 2… and we’re Choosing!

The choir met for the 1st time in 2020 and they’re already bursting with ideas for the year ahead. This film shows their infectious enthusiasm at its best. A great start team!


Here’s a photo of some of our newest guitarists and percussionists. Welcome to the (musical) Birkwood family everyone.

They’re Back! 

This is going to be a busy and exciting term for Birkwood Brass! They will be working extra hard in preparation for competing in THE National Youth Brass Band Competition at The Magna Centre on 28th March. We have every faith in our budding musicians.


Opera North

Our school hosted staff from 7 Barnsley schools at the launch of this year’s Opera North Big Sing project. The Robins will receive professional singing workshops from Opera North in preparation for a collaborative performance of a children’s opera at Barnsley Metronome in the summer term. How exciting!

Christmas Soiree 2019

Our 2019 Christmas Soiree was held in front of the biggest audience yet! Our children performed in several groups: Birkwood Brass, our Drama Group who provided a “War Time Christmas!”, Formation Team, Birkwood Choir and a range of other instrument players – thank you to Mrs. Sutton, Mrs. Porter and staff from Barnsley Music Hub for organising the entertainment and to Mrs. Allen for being a wonderful compere.
Our #incrediblecommunity turned out in great numbers to support our wonderful children, as did many members of staff and governors! Another highly memorable evening – well done everyone!

Fun, Fun, Fun

Such a lovely atmosphere in the choir’s Christmas social event. We really are a TEAM.

An Afternoon at Outwood Shafton Academy

Our brass band and choir enjoyed a very warm welcome at Outwood Shafton Academy. The children performed alongside the amazing Outwood Academy Brass, choir, drama group and musical theatre troop. It really was avery successful community event!

Christmas Choir 

Our choir have been in demand this Christmas! Please enjoy a few of our magical moments from the festive season.

Highlighting Percussion

Our percussionists are shining, as they prepare for a very busy festive concert season with Birkwood Brass. Well done team Ramskill.


A sneaky extra little rehearsal with our Year 5/6 choir members, in preparation for our community carol singing.