Sing Up encourages and supports singing with children and young people so that they:
We do this by creating excellent, easy-to-use musical and learning resources and providing expert advice, which we make available in print and online.
Our intention is to empower teachers (and others) to lead singing and teach music with confidence and skill, reduce their workload, give them quality resources that are easy to access, easy to use, engaging for pupils and really enjoyable to work with.
Created as a UK government funded programme to reinstate singing in primary schools in 2007, by 2012 Sing Up reached 98% of all primary schools in England. Sing Up has always been a campaign, a call-to-action, and has been built from the ground up, involving teachers, schools and music educators in its development and delivery from the outset.
Since funding ceased in 2012, the organisation has sustained itself entirely through earned income from schools’ Membership subscriptions. The continued investment and support from schools is a sign of the value they place on singing and on the work of Sing Up. Since 2012 over 60% of schools in the country have paid to continue to be Sing Up Members. Additionally, tens of thousands of individual teachers continue to be Sing Up Friends, giving them access to a selection of free songs and other resources.
Sing Up has expanded to include a range of resources for Secondary schools – adding new songs for choirs and tools to support singing in the music classroom from age 11 upwards. This development is enabling expertise to be shared by both Primary and Secondary music teachers.
Sing Up now has Member schools all over the world, and continues to grow its Membership and the songs and resources available to them.