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Apply for Music Mark Status

The deadline for applications is 21st July 2021.

What is Music Mark?

Music Mark is a membership organisation which works to lead high-quality music education by influencing, supporting and connecting. Specifically:

  • Influencing decision makers. Helping them to understand the important contribution that music makes to every school.
  • Supporting the development of a coherent and high-quality music education for children and young people.
  • Connecting the network of music services with the wider community of music educators.


What benefit will membership have for your school?

  • Recognition that music is valued within the school. This recognition from your national subject association for music can contribute to the Ofsted requirement of a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Use of the Music Mark School Member logo. Providing evidence of partnership working with the music service/music education hub
  • Access to exclusive resources created by Music Mark for schools. This will include both practical resources and highlights from the latest research.

You can find out more via the music mark website: https://www.musicmark.org.uk/join/schools/


What do you need to do?

  • Membership is operated on an opt-in basis only.
  • If you opted in last year and were successful you need to let us know that you want to continue being Music Mark members but you DO NOT need to resubmit your evidence.
  • If you are applying for the first time this year please send the evidence of how you have fulfilled one or more of the criteria in your school to your Area Manager. The deadline for submission of this information is the 21st July 2021.
  • Music Mark will send out membership packs to successful schools in the Autumn term.

Schools can only join through Kent Music but it is FREE for you to do so. In order to become a member you will need to show us ONE OR MORE of the following:

  • evidence of a willingness to engage in development conversations related to improving music provision
  • recognition of the value of music education as part of a broad and balanced curriculum
  • a strategy for music in place which provides for all children

The application form for 2021 entries can be found here. Please complete this and send your evidence to your Area Manager, either by post or email.