We want to ensure that no one turns down a place at SMS due to the cost.

Bursary applications for 2018/19 are now open. Please see the 'How to Apply' section below.

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 2017/18 we were able to award bursaries between 7% - 69% of the full fee.

Bursary levels for 2018-19:

  • 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 £42,620 = partial bursary where possible
How to apply

You can apply for a bursary once your son/daughter has been offered a place on one of our Saturday Music School programmes.

If you would like to apply for a bursary for 2018-19, 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

Saturday Music School Bursary Application 2018/19

Bursary applications close on Saturday 14 July 2018.  The two forms must be completed and returned by this date, along with evidence of household income.


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