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NMPAT Holloway Centre

NMPAT Holloway Centre is run by a fantastic team of enthusiastic and experienced teachers who provide an exciting and comprehensive variety of music, dance, musical theatre, circus skills and drama sessions for all children aged 3 plus. NMPAT Holloway is a new centre formed by the merger of Spinney Hill and Favell Centres.

​Centre timetable for 2018 to 2019

For nursery to year 2 children

Our mini music programme is the starting point for many of our pupils. We offer a carousel of activities for our Ladybirds (nursery and reception), Caterpillars (year 1) and Bumblebees (year 2). Each class does dance, drama and music and these are split into 30 minute sessions, thus creating our carousel.

Year 1 and 2 children have the option to stay and take part in ocarina and recorders, and Year 2 have an extended programme of ukulele, mini strings and recorder.

All instruments are loaned through the centre and the children have the option to purchase their own ocarina and ukulele through the centre if they wish.

For Key Stage 2 children

For younger children who perhaps have not started to learn an instrument yet, we have a variety of classes offering an opportunity to have a go at various instruments such as the ukulele, recorder, glockenspiel and percussion, which offer a great introduction to music. Children are encouraged to sing and take part in lots of fun music games in general musicianship, choir, creative music-making classes and music theatre.

For children already learning an instrument

Our other music groups include two orchestras, two jazz bands, two wind bands, two folk groups, a variety of string ensembles, woodwind groups, brass groups, guitar and ukulele groups, plus several percussion groups - including samba drumming and rock band. We also offer keyboards, theory and recorders.

We cater for all abilities - from the absolute beginner to the more advanced - and we cover an extensive range of musical genres from classical to rock and folk.

Drama and musical theatre

The drama and musical theatre groups are a great place to build confidence, and give our pupils an insight into the technical elements of drama through activities, games and performance opportunities. The centre has taken part in local festivals and performances, and have twice performed full-scale West End shows.


We are currently able to offer several dance classes – for beginner to advanced, and these include street dance, modern dance, advanced and junior classes and beginner and advanced ballet. We have a team of 4 fabulous dance teachers to take you through your steps and provide a wealth of styles.

Come for a free taster session

Every child is entitled to a no-obligation taster session as this will give them a chance to experience the centre before committing themselves. Everyone is very welcome visit our centre at any time. Please go to the OAK building (follow the signs) and sign in to receive a visitors badge and a member of staff will be happy to talk you through the timetable and show you around.

​Where do we meet?

Northampton School for Girls
Spinney Hill Road

When do we meet?

Saturday mornings during term time 9:30 - 12:30

Term dates for the current academic year

In the event of unavoidable closures, information will be posted here via the Centre facebook page.


The centre head is local woodwind teacher Naomi Muller.

Contact us

You can email the centre:   

Or you can contact the main NMPAT office 

Before you start:

There is some important information we would need from you in order to safeguard your child to the best of our ability. Please complete the form below and return it to your Centre Head.

How much does it cost?

Please see the payments page for details of membership subscriptions and how to pay.

Help us reduce costs by paying online through Parent Pay and please consider Gift Aiding your membership subscription so that we can avoid raising subscription rates unnecessarily. 

How to pay - ParentPay shop

Other important information

​How to find us

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