Subsidy for tuition fees

We want to make sure that learners from more challenging backgrounds can have sustained opportunities to learn about and experience music. 

We offer the following support from school based tuition:

  • 100% for Looked after by Wiltshire Council children – 1 instrument initially
  • 70% reduction for Pupil Premium and FSM
  • 70% reduction for SEN/disabilities
  • 40% reduction for those unlikely to take up lessons due to economic or social circumstances – at school’s discretion

  • Subsidies are based on either an individual 15 minute lesson, a shared 20 minute or a shared 30 minute lesson.
  • They’re available when one of our Associates is providing the tuition and they are being paid the equivalent of £28.09 – £38.49 p/h.
  • We suggest that Associates should be paid the equivalent of £33.62 – £38.49 per hour for Instrumental and Vocal tuition.
  • Subsidy requests need to come from schools and subsidy payments can only be made to schools.
  • Requests cannot be retrospective – amendments may be accepted where exact numbers could not be clarified when making the request.
  • Sessions are not to be compressed or doubled up and we expect the spread to happen over a full academic year e.g. 1 session a week.
  • We do not require proof of a pupils SEND – no EHCP is required.
  • To claim subsidies, schools need to supply numbers (not names) of pupils in each category.
  • All requests must be made using the online form.

We have a limited budget for tuition subsidy – please see Detailed Guidance for new criteria.

Where it simply isn’t possible for a pupil to get the tuition they need in school, we can support eligible pupils’ tuition with Associates. Details are here