National Centre of Excellence for School (Assembly) Songs

It is proposed that there be a National Centre of Excellence for School (Assembly) Songs.  The Centre can be based in any institution wishing to ensure that every school has its own song and understanding that such songs give joy as well as encouraging social cohesion and perpetuating society’s main values.

In the UK there are 16,000 primary schools, 3,100 secondary schools and 150 local authorities.

For ease of administration and in accordance with major social and charitable purpose, copyright to the songs would be transferred to the Centre.

In order to defray initial setting-up costs it may be necessary to apply to the Arts Council of England.

Since some schools may wish to have their own individually written song, staff and students of the National Centre, should they wish, would also be able to develop their skills and do the composing and writing of songs.

English-speaking institutions around the world may also wish to have songs.