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The Royal Ballet School

Chetham’s School of Music

The Hammond School

The Purcell School for Young Musicians

St Mary's Music School

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

The Yehudi Menuhin School


"“Attending The Yehudi Menuhin School has been the wisest and happiest choice I could ever dream of. It has given me so much more than I could ever have imagined. It has opened my mind and heart to a wider perspective of real music making.”"

YMS Student 2008 - 2013

"The Royal Ballet School and the Music and Dance Scheme have changed our lives forever and the word ‘thanks’ doesn’t seem enough. When I see what our four boys have achieved and the amazing things they can all do, we are the proudest parents in the world. No way could we have afforded to send our boys to this great School, without the valuable support we have received. "

Parent of past and present pupils of the Royal Ballet School

"We have always had to struggle to fit in as many dance lessons as we could afford but the MDS has enabled my children to reach their potential. Putting it simply: without the Music and Dance Scheme my children would never have been able to go to Tring Park. It has changed their lives."

Parent of 3 pupils at Tring Park

"It would not have been possible for me to attend Elmhurst without the MDS. Being at Elmhurst has given me a career and allowed me to fulfill my dream and potential. "

Elmhurst Year 10 pupil

"Being at Elmhurst is giving me the opportunity of fulfilling my dream of becoming a professional dancer."

Elmhurst Year 9 pupil

"Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, I can study at one of the UK’s top music schools and enjoy lots of performing opportunities, with the bonus of living in Edinburgh, Scotland’s beautiful capital city."

St Mary’s Music School final year pupil

"Being a student at The Hammond School over the last five years has made every day an enjoyable one. The academic tuition and the challenge of the dance lessons have helped me mature into an adult and become a bigger and better performer. "

Hammond year 11 pupil

"At 17, I am currently in my fifth and final year studying violin and viola at Chets, and the amount they have helped me to achieve is staggering. However, I would never have been able to come here without the backing of the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme, which has enabled me accomplish everything that I’ve always wanted to do."

Chethams 6th Form pupil