Funding Information for Schools
The Music Education Hub (Kent Music) has a range of responsibilities in line with the National Plan for Music Education published in November 2011 by the Department for Education. Music Educations Hubs receive a grant from the Department for Education (DfE) which is administered by Arts Council England. This ring-fenced money is intended for use in state schools.
In order for schools to qualify for funding for music education, we require 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) with a minimum of £100 per school. Funding for Key Stage 1 is paid directly to schools providing KS1 teaching on the 20th of each month between April and March.
The money should be used to:
- enable schools to run early years programmes led by suitably skilled music practitioners
- buy appropriate KS1 resources
All funding should be used with a long term investment in mind and NOT to pay for one-off events.
Key Stage 2
Funding is a contribution towards the cost of an academic year of Whole Class music teaching at KS2. It is calculated at £6.66 per KS2 pupil (based on 2012 census figures) with a minimum of £600 per school.
In Kent, whole class music is called MusicPlus. To be a MusicPlus teacher means that you not only provide whole class teaching at KS2 but also that you engage with relevant CPD and develop your teaching throughout the year, plan teaching around the MusicPlus outcomes and be open to the Quality Assurance Process.
If you adhere to the above and complete the annual survey you will continue to receive funding.
Funding for Key Stage 2 is paid on the 20th of each month between September and March either:
- 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.