Commemorating 400 Years Since the Death William Byrd

William Byrd Primary Academy are extremely proud to celebrate the 400 years death anniversary of William Byrd – the Father of British Music.

William Byrd left us with over 600 compositions which are nowadays performed in the most prestigious events like the King Charles III coronation!

As he lived in Harlington in 1677 (hence the reason our school is named after him) we are honoured to commemorate his inspirational music legacy for the future generations.

On Tuesday 10th July we were honoured to welcome Hillingdon’s Mayor Cllr Shehryar Ahmad-Wallana who joined us to mark the event.

Our school prepared a range of activities in remembrance of this leading composer of his generation – the Renaissance. There was an exhibition of his portrait, poems, music and a phenomenal mosaic created by Reception students and Year 6 students (including our art leaders), unveiled by the Mayor himself on our celebratory assembly.

The Mayor sat down with our school parliament and student leadership children after the assembly, and they were given the opportunity to ask the Mayor questions they were curious about. The Mayor gracefully answered all their questions while the children listened to him intently.

The Mayor enjoyed his tour of our school which was given by our Head Students, and he witnessed what a special school William Byrd is and how well-behaved and lovely our children are. The Mayor said William Byrd was, “one of the best schools he has ever visited!