Instrumental and vocal tuition, which takes place during the school day, subject to the parent/carer requesting the tuition, can now be charged for, regardless of the size of the group.

However, charges must not apply to the first programme in which the whole class engages with the Key Stage 2 programme of Instrumental and Vocal Tuition or Wider Opportunities.

Decisions regarding group size and lesson length should be taken on sound musical and educational grounds, taking full account of health and safety issues. The desired outcome is genuine equality of access and affordable tuition for all pupils who wish to continue to receive specialist tuition as part of enrichment activities. Remissions policies should make tuition, including associated incidentals, affordable for all pupils.

If this is not what you are looking for, or if you want more information, you can contact the Department using the link on the right of this page, or by telephone on 0370 000 2288.