Grants are available from the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme for students who qualify for the scheme through audition. This support will be means tested and based upon parental income.
We will work with all successful applicants to identify available government funded grants and financial support for travel and dance wear. The full cost of the course per student is currently £3,798 per year.
You will not have to make any contribution if your total family income before tax is £31,139 or less in the tax year (after deducting £2,072 for each dependent child in the family including the CAT student). If your family income is more you will receive a smaller grant and you may have to make a contribution.
The table below details the means tested funding system set by the DfE for 2019/2020.
|Relevant income||Grant Amount||Parental Contribution|
|up to £31,139||£3,798||nil|
|£31,140 to £35,292||£3,417||£381|
|£35,293 to £39,444||£3,037||£761|
|£39,445 to £43,596||£2,658||£1,140|
|£43,597 to £47,748||£2,278||£1,520|
|£47,749 to £51,899||£1,899||£1,899|
|£51,900 to 56,053||£1,520||£2,278|
|£56,054 to £60,205||£1,140||£2,658|
|£60,206 to £64,357||£761||£3,037|
|£64,358 to £68,506||£382||£3,416|
|over £68,507 or more||nil||£3,798|