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Charges, Remissions and Subsidies

Accredited Teacher Scheme


There is no charge to Herefordshire Music Education Hub/Encore Music Service partner schools to access our Accredited Teacher List. All costs associated with the Accredited Teacher scheme are subsidised with DFE grant funding.


Wider Opportunities (Whole Class Ensemble Tuition)


DfE funding is used to subsidise the cost to schools of Wider Opportunities (WCET) provision. Schools that are able to deliver their own ‘in-house’ whole class instrumental tuition receive either a subsidy to purchase a subscription to Charanga’s ‘Musical School’ online resources or resources of their own choice.


Singing Strategy


School participation in Singing Strategy opportunities is subsidised with DfE grant funding.


CPD and School Music Conference

Schools receive one free CPD support visit from the Music Education Manager, subsidised by DfE grant funding. Attendance at the annual School Music Conference is subsidised by DfE grant funding.


Instrument Hire


Free instrument hire is available to pupils in receipt of Free School Meals due to low income. A £25.00 deposit is required which is refunded once the instrument is returned at the end of the hire. The cost to Herefordshire pupils for instrument hire is also subsidised with DFE grant funding.


Encore Youth Music


Pupils in receipt of Free School Meals have free access to Encore Youth Music ensembles. We also use part of our DFE funding to subsidise the subscription cost to all pupils.

Children and young people under 18 years can attend Encore Youth Music concerts free of charge.


Herefordshire Music Fund

Herefordshire Music Fund is an independent registered charity that provides instrumental / vocal tuition and activity bursaries for children and young people from families in challenging financial circumstances.

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