The Red House and Snape Maltings are both unique resources for schools and have won awards for work with families, children and young people. We understand the importance of learning outside of the classroom and have a number of exciting Key Stage 1-2 education sessions for your class, linking music to all areas of the National Curriculum.

Click on the packs below for further information about each session, its curriculum links and information on how to book.

What's included?

As part of your visit to The Red House or Snape Maltings:

  • All teaching staff are welcome on a free pre-visit to either site.
  • All Suffolk schools are entitled to a free visit to your school by our education staff in advance of your visit.
  • All our educational experiences are adaptable and our qualified staff will be delighted to have a conversation with teachers or lecturers to make sure that sessions meet your objectives.

While we suggest that participating in one of our staff-led sessions is the best way to explore The Red House, you are welcome to develop your own teacher-led visit (restricted to the Gallery, Library, Composition Studio and gardens). There is no charge for your own teacher-led visit, but please contact us for further details.

We will be developing a number of exciting workshops for Key Stage 3-4. In the meantime please contact us with any visit requirements and we will be happy to develop a unique visit, tailored just for you.

Arts Award & Artsmark

We are a registered Arts Award Centre and are able to offer Arts Award Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver. Please contact the Community Team for further information about how we can help your children achieve an Arts Award qualification.

Britten Pears Arts is also proud to be an Artsmark Partner Organisation. Contact us to find out how we are able to help your schools or academy on its Artsmark journey.

Sandford Award for Heritage Education

Our schools sessions at The Red House and in-school sessions have been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education. The Sandford award is a framework for success in developing learning programmes across Heritage Services and sites. Find out more on the Sandford Award website.

The Red House, home of international composer Benjamin Britten and singer Peter Pears remains as they left it. The learning service help visiting children and young people to view the house with understanding and also appreciate music, a rare asset. Fulfilling the Music National Curriculum as well as Maths and Science, the additional emphasis on Literacy and storytelling is enthralling. A magnificent archive, a museum of memorabilia, an extensive library and a beautiful garden are part of the visit. The children leave enriched and with increased knowledge.

Sandford Award

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