Financial Remissions

Are you looking for financial help with your music lessons or out-of-school musical activities at Swindon Young Musicians?  Then look no further.

If you meet the criteria, then you can apply for financial assistance.  Most o our financial support will give you up to 60% off the normal cost of lessons or musical activities.

Remissions Leaflet Apply here... Lesson Fees

Remissions Policy for Individual lessons:

Arts Council England funding for the academic year 2022-23 has enabled Swindon Music Service to extend its Remissions Policy for a further year.  This includes pupils attending instrumental lessons in Swindon Schools and at Swindon Young Musicians club.

  1. SCHOOL APPLICATIONS –  If a school is buying a block of time to assist with instrumental/vocal tuition through the Service Level Agreement (SLA) process, schools will be able to access the Remissions Grant directly and they can supplement this with their Pupil Premium funding to assist with pupils’ lessons.  The benefit of schools buying in blocks of time through the SLA approach will see their pupils receive a free loan of an instrument fr the duration of the but-in period.

  1. PARENT APPLICATIONS – Swindon Music Service is unable to guarantee remissions for all pupils in need as there is a limited budget available for the academic year 2022-23.  Therefore, schools may wish to encourage parents to make their remission application to SMS promptly.
  2. Pupils meut attend lessons with a Swindon Music Service tutor during the school day.  This can be either an individual or group lesson depending on the needs of the pupil. All applications must be received by Swindon Music Service and fees paid before lessons can start. Apply here...
  3. Continued remission fees being granted is dependent on regular attendance at lessons.

Tuition in Schools through the Parent direct Pay scheme:

The following categories (where schools are hosting lessons) attract remission discounts:

  • Pupils in year groups reception to ear 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) due to financial hardship.
  • Pupils in year 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6FSM.
  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
  • Pupils categorised as SEND.

All categories above can receive a reduction of fees for the first choice lessons:

  • 20 minute individual lessons: 60% discount on fees.
  • 30-minute paired lessons. 60% discount on the fees (subject to two learners being available on the same instrument).
  • Instrument Hire costs: 60% discount.

Out-of-school Tuition through he Parent Direct Pay scheme:

Subscription Fees receive a discount of 60% as follows:

  • Families who receive Income Support or Income -Based Job Seeker’s Allowance.
  • Families who receive Child Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £16,190.
  • Families who receive the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
  • Families who receive support under part VI of the immigration & Asylum Act 1999.
  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
  • Looked After Children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 (See definitions below).

All categories above can receive a reduction of fees for the first choice lessons:

  • 20 minute individual lessons: 60% discount on fees.
  • 30-minute paired lessons. 60% discount on the fees (subject to two learners being available on the same instrument).
  • Instrument Hire costs: 60% discount.

 Remissions Policy for Swindon Young Musicians Club

Subscription Fees receive a discount of 60% as follows:

  • Families who receive Income Support or Income -Based Job Seeker’s Allowance.
  • Families who receive Child Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £16,190.
  • Families who receive the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
  • Families who receive support under part VI of the immigration & Asylum Act 1999.
  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
  • Looked After Children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 (See definitions below).

Definitions:

Looked After Children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by an English local authority, or; Children who have ceased to be looked after by the local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).

 

Remissions only apply to lessons on one instrument per chid.