Bursaries are available for children attending local authority maintained schools, foundation schools, voluntary schools, academies, free schools and grammar schools.
To apply, you must be in receipt of one of the following:
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
- Income based Employment Support Allowance
- Income based Job Seekers Allowance
- Pension Credit
BURSARY LEVELS AVAILABLE
From January 2023
Tier One - 70% discount
For families whose annual income (including benefits) is £17,005 and below.
Tier Two - 30% discount
For families whose annual income (including benefits) is between £17,006 and £22,000
Bursary Awards 2023-24
Instrumental Lessons* and Music Centre Membership
*discounts apply to GROUP lessons only and for ONE instrument per child
|Full Fee per term||Fee per term 70% Discount||Fee per term 30% Discount|
|30-minute Group Instrumental Lesson||£101||£30.30 (£3.03 per lesson)||£70.70 (£7.07 per lesson)|
|Choir Membership Only||£42||£12.60 (£1.26 per session)||£29.40 (£2.94 per session)|
|Virtual Music Centre||£75||£22.50 (£2.25 per session)||£52.50 (£5.25 per session)|
|Junior Music Centre Membership||£78.50||£23.55 (£2.36 per session)||£54.95 (£5.50 per session)|
|Senior Music Centre Membership||£89||£26.70 (£2.67 per session)||£62.30 (£6.23 per session)|
All pupils in receipt of a bursary will receive 100% discount on ONE hire instrument per child until January 2024.
|Instrument||Full Fee per term||Fee per term for|
|Strings: Violin, Viola, Double Bass||£25||£0.00|
|Brass; Cornet, Trumpet and Trombone*||£33||£0.00|
|Woodwind; Cello, Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone*||£33||£0.00|
|Woodwind/Brass: Bassoon, Oboe, Baritone, French Horn, Baritone, Euphonium and Tuba*||£25||£0.00|
*All new applications for brass and woodwind instruments will receive free instrument hire until Jan 2024!
Please add the Young Musician’s Bursary Application to your basket when applying for lessons online, or apply via the link below.
Applications will only be accepted if accompanied by evidence of income/ benefits/ supporting statements. This can include scans or photographs of letters and statements from HMRC/DWP detailing the benefit award.
If you wish to apply for a bursary and are in receipt of Tax Credits, you need to attach the following pages from your 2023-24 Tax Credit Award to your application:
- The front cover
- The page which gives details of your household earned income
- Part 2 which shows how your Working Tax Credit is calculated if you receive it.
If you are receiving Universal Credit, please submit all pages of your 3 most recent monthly statements and we will be able to let you know if you are eligible to receive a subsidy.
We are unable to refund retrospectively if you do not apply for a bursary at the time you apply for tuition. Please remember to enclose your documents as we will need them in order to process your application. Please let us know if your circumstances change.