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You could get help to pay for your child to go to a specialist music or dance school.
The Music and Dance Scheme provides grants and help with fees at 8 schools and 20 Centres for Advanced Training (CATs).
You can apply for help to pay for:
To be eligible, your child must be aged:
Disabled students at music and dance CATs are eligible up to the age of 25.
Music and dance CATs will not usually accept new applications from students who’ll be 17 or over when they start.
Apply directly to the school or CAT.
You’ll usually need to fill out a form and your child will need to audition.
The school or CAT will ask for information about your household income to decide how much funding your child can get.
If your child is aged 8 to 13, you could get financial help with sending them to an independent cathedral or collegiate choir school. Contact the Choir Schools’ Association directly to apply.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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