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Annual Schools Survey

Kent Music co-ordinates and commissions music education programmes in and out of schools in Kent and is one of the 121 Music Education Hubs funded by Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Education. As part of its funding agreement with Arts Council England (ACE), Kent Music is required to monitor the effectiveness of its programmes and feedback its findings to ACE. To enable us to do this, since 2012, we have commissioned an external data company to work with us and help us undertake an online annual research study in Kent state schools. 

The purpose of this survey is to collect information about musical activities currently taking place at your school and the completion of this survey means that schools become eligible to receive ring-fenced music funding from Kent Music. Non completion of this survey will result in funding not being available or being withheld (see terms and conditions below). 

As well as the collated data being sent to the Arts Council it is also used by Kent Music and our partners to inform planning for music education activities in Kent and to enhance our services, in line with data protection regulations. Contact details are not used for marketing purposes. 

The annual Kent Music Schools Survey will be live from June 7th 2021 until the 2nd July 2021. We will ask schools about their school music provision for the academic year 2020/21.

A completed survey from a school this year will give access to funds for Music Education for the Financial year 21/22. Your next opportunity after this to access the funding will be through completion of the annual survey in June 2022.

How to complete the survey
The survey will be live during the above dates and your school music lead (in most cases) will be sent an email providing them with a link to the live survey. This is how you complete and submit the survey.

We are preparing pdf versions of the questions so that you can prepare your data for online submission. You will be able to access this pdf here when it is ready.

For more information on this please email cbaines@kent-music.com.

Read more about the Music Education Hubs and the survey on the Arts Council England website. 

Read the full Funding Terms, Conditions and Guidelines 2021-22 here. 

T&C’s for the financial year 2021/22 are currently being compiled and will be uploaded here when ready.