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Funding Information for Schools

The Music Education Hub has a range of responsibilities in line with the National Plan for Music Education published in November 2011 by the Department for Education. Kent Music is funded by Arts Council England.

In order for schools to qualify for ring fenced funding for music education, Kent Music requires all schools in Kent to complete an annual survey in the spring of each year. Non completion of this Survey will result in funding being withheld (see terms and conditions below).

Key Stage 1

Funding is a contribution towards the cost of a KS1 music curriculum. It is calculated at £3 per KS1 pupil (based on 2012 census figures). Funding for Key Stage 1 is paid directly to schools providing KS1 teaching on the 20th of each month between April and March.

Key Stage 2

Funding is a contribution towards the cost of 4 terms of Whole Class music teaching at KS2. It is calculated at £6.66 per KS2 pupil (based on 2012 census figures).

Whole class teachers using the MusicPlus framework need to attend one day of Kent Music CPD per academic year and make themselves available to be part of the Quality Assurance  programme in order to continue receiving funding.

Funding for Key Stage 2 is paid in 1 of 2 ways on the 20th of each month between September and March:

  • Directly to the school
  • To an accredited agency ie: Kent Music

Key Stage 3

Funding is a contribution towards the cost of music education in secondary schools. It is calculated at £3 per KS3 pupil (based on 2012 census figures). Funding for Key Stage 3 is paid directly to secondary schools on the 20th of each month between April and March.

Read the full Funding Terms, Conditions and Guidelines 2017-18 here.