We want to ensure that no one turns down a place at SMS due to the cost.
We have a bursary fund that supports students and their families dependent on their situation.
We have a fixed amount allocated for bursaries in our budget and we will look at each application on a case by case basis. We allocate partial bursaries wherever possible, totaling a percentage of the fee. In 2016/17 we were able to award bursaries between 7% - 69% of the full fee.
Bursary levels for 2017-18:
- Household income under £16,190 (the level at which you receive free prescriptions and free school meals) = full bursary where possible
- Household income between £16,190 and £42,600 = partial bursary where possible
How to apply
If you would like to apply for a bursary for 2017-18, please download the bursary forms below. We require the following information:
Section 1: Personal Details
Section 2: Household income (evidence required)
Section 3: Young Musician's Personal Statement
Section 4*: Music Teacher's Reference Form (this should be downloaded and given to the student's music teacher)
Section 5: Declaration
Bursary applications close on Thursday 31 August 2017. The two forms must be completed and returned by this date, along with evidence of household income.
*Section 4 - please download and give to the student's music teacher: