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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. 

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The annual Kent Music Schools Survey will be live from June 1st 2020 until the 26th June 2020. We will ask schools about information on their music provision for the academic year 2019/20. 

We understand that, given the COVID-19 crisis, schools may be in a difficult position and that undertaking this survey could be challenging. The Arts Council have not changed their deadlines for us to get school data to them so therefore we are unable to change our survey timeline. However, any school experiencing problems in completing this survey before the 26th June will be dealt with on a case by case basis and we will allow extra time where needed. 

A completed survey from a school gives access to funds for Music Education for the Financial year 20/21. Your next opportunity to access the funding will be through completion of the 2020/21 annual survey which will be live in May/June 2021. 

We have prepared a summary of the data which may be required and a PDF version of the full survey to give schools an opportunity to prepare data and answers in advance. Please find them linked below:

Survey Summary 
Full Survey 

Please click here for a pdf version of the survey questions if you would like to prepare your data in advance. 
Please note that this pdf is NOT what the survey will look like when you complete it online. This pdf lays out every question and possible answer but in the live survey most of these questions are hidden and can only be seen depending on the answers that you give. 

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 2020-21 here. 

Thank you to all schools that completed their survey for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Infographic: Results of Kent Schools Survey 2018-19

Thank you to all schools who completed their Survey for the 2018-19 academic year.