Letter to Parents Dear Parent, We want our school to offer unique choice for those of you who want a greater emphasis on music although no previous music experience is required to attend RIMU. Although there are state and private primary schools that incorporate a lot of music into their curriculum, there are no primary schools at this time that offer the sort of curriculum that we will offer at RIMU with every school afternoon being dedicated to Music and the Arts. We have been researching music primary schools in Europe that incorporate a lot of music into their curriculum and have had great success. We also have a case study from Cheam School Pre prep (click here) that made Kodaly a central part of their musical education that confirms the huge benefits to their students not just in music but in their other core subjects. The study was carried out by Jolly Music. We hope that this school will be the start of many music focussed schools. Our school is very much geared towards parents who believe in our philosophy that music enhances learning as well as simply being a great skill to have. There are many music/performance based academies at secondary level but not at primary level. If you cannot afford to finance it outside of school, there is currently very little access to music for the average student. There are fantastic organisations such as The CYM (Centre for Young Musicians), Trinity Laban, The Guildhall and In Harmony that are working hard to introduce more music into the National Curriculum and make instrumental learning available to every child, but access still remains limited or inconsistent in many schools. Music lessons, drama schools etc all require a long term financial commitment and that funding supply is not guaranteed long term. However, RIMU, will provide great access to music to all of its students. We have also set up partnerships with organisations such as The Blackheath Conservatoire for any gifted students that may emerge from the school to have funded private tuition throughout their time in our school and beyond with the long term view to preparing them for Music College should they want to take that path. Stephen Dagg, who has headed the CYM in London for many years has written a wonderful letter in support of RIMU (click here to view the letter). We believe that RIMU will prove how music enhances all subjects and positively impacts on children's lives. If you would like to register for RIMU Music Preparatory School and Nursery, please fill in the registration form. For any further queries please email us at info@rimu.co.uk  Yours faithfully, Nathalie Richardson © RIMU 2011-2017   RIMU Music Preparatory School & Nursery