New Music Hub for Gloucestershire, Swindon & Wiltshire


Dear Current Music Hub Partner / Associate,

We are delighted to announce the Department for Education and Arts Council England have awarded Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) the role of Hub Lead Organisation for the new Music Hub to encompass Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire from September 2024. GCC will lead as part of a strong consortium of the Swindon Music Service and The Music Works charity, and will go by the initial name of GSW Music Hub.

We look forward to working with all stakeholders, schools, delivery partners and music tutors across the new geographical music hub area, but most importantly we are passionate about ensuring the continuation and development of high quality, inclusive music education for all of the young people in this collective geography, both whilst this transition occurs and into the future.

Change can be challenging, but also brings exciting new horizons and invites welcome partnerships between our kindred professionals. We want to reassure everyone who is part of the current music hubs’ delivery landscape that it is our intention to maintain the established delivery models for the academic year 24/25 wherever possible, whilst meaningful needs analysis work is done over the next year.

We will be offering both virtual and face-to-face sessions for any stakeholders to ask questions and to meet the consortium members in due course during the Summer Term.

If we could ask for your patience in the first instance whilst we liaise with ACE to understand the final HLO T&Cs and then we will be in touch again shortly with further information.

In the meantime, if you or any associates wish to be part of our mailing list please email  and we’ll ensure we keep you up to date with developments. There is also a webpage where you will find FAQs which we will be adding to regularly to answer any relevant questions:

We look forward to building on the fantastic work of the last 10+ years by the current music hubs and enabling even more young people to find or develop their musical potential in line with the National Plan for Music Education.

For any comms in the meantime, please email rather than replying to this email – many thanks.

Very best wishes,

Lisa Mayo (and on behalf of Peter Clark, CEO Swindon Music Service and Deborah Potts, CEO The Music Works)

10th May 2024