Peripatetic Music Lessons Application Form: Supplemental Notes 2018‐2019
Please ensure you read all the information carefully before submitting your application form.
Use this document to assist with filling out the online application form for peripatetic music lessons.
Please supply mobile numbers and email addresses that are unlikely to change. Although the peripatetic teachers will have access to the main school admin system from the start of the year, we will use the supplied contact details to deal with any issues regarding the application.
Please select from the list of available instruments. This is currently all that we offer, but feel free to contact us if you have a query regarding other instruments as if there is enough interest to employ a new specialist teacher then that may be a possibility.
Please read the Peripatetic Music Prospectus 2018/19 on the website carefully and make your preferred choice for your lessons. These are not guaranteed and are dependent both on demand and on how early your application is received. Please contact us with any queries regarding a suitable teacher.
The full cost of the peripatetic course of lessons is £515.00. Applications are for 27 half hour lessons. These lessons take place between terms 1‐4. If a student achieves attendance of 95% by the end of the year then a cheque refund of £25 will be issued. Please note that this refund is not given if the lessons are free of charge (see below).
We currently offer the following payment options for peripatetic music lessons:
- Card/cheque payment in full – full payment of £515.00 to be paid via the school box office at the time of application if paying by card, or by sending a cheque for the full amount to The BRIT School FAO Blythe Williams.
- Card payment in two instalments – two separate card payments of £257.50 to be paid via the school box office. Please note the first instalment is due as soon as the application has been submitted. Lessons cannot be confirmed until the first instalment is received. The second instalment will be invoiced for in December 2018 with payment due within the first two weeks of January 2019.
- Card payment in four instalments – four separate card payments of £128.75 to be paid via the school box office. Please note the first instalment is due as soon as the application has been submitted. Lessons cannot be confirmed until the first instalment is received. Subsequent instalments will be invoiced for and will be due for payment at the beginning of terms two, three and four respectively.
- Cheque payment in four instalments: – 4 post‐dated cheques of £128.75 each, dated 03/09/18, 05/11/18, 07/01/19 and 18/03/19, delivered to The BRIT School FAO Blythe Williams.
(NB: we unfortunately cannot accept payment by cash)
Please note that once the first instalment has been made and the lessons arranged, the school enters into a contractual commitment with the teacher. Consequently, it is not possible to offer a refund in the event of a student wishing to discontinue lessons at any point in the year.
Payment for the full course fee will still be required in the event of a student stopping their lessons prior to the end of the course. Individual circumstances may be considered by the Peripatetic Manager under mitigating circumstances.
A set of free lessons can be offered to the following groups of students:
(NB. Free lessons may be stopped if more than two lessons are missed without authorisation)
- Year 10/11 Music Strand – All Music Strand students in Years 10 and 11 are entitled to one free set of lessons on the instrument of their choosing. It is suggested that this should be on their first instrument of study, but this could be on a second instrument if they already have lessons on their first instrument outside school.
- Year 10/11 Musical Theatre Strand – All Musical Theatre students in Years 10 and 11 are entitledto one free set of vocal lessons.
- Year 10/11 Music GCSE Option – All students in Years 10 and 11 who are studying Music GCSE are entitled to one free set of lessons on the instrument of their choosing.
- The Utley Foundation Bursary Scheme – if you are eligible for a bursary award then you may apply for a set of free lessons (except if the student is already in receipt of free lessons under the terms 1‐3 outlined above). Please note that you must have made your bursary application prior to applying for the lessons. If the bursary is not awarded then the full fee will be payable. If you cannot afford the fee then unfortunately the lessons will have to be cancelled.
All students in the school are eligible to apply for a maximum of two courses of lessons. Some students may receive their first set of lessons free under the terms outlined above in points 1‐4. All students in the school must pay for their second set of lessons. Please note:
- Any applications for second sets of lessons will only be processed once initial applications for first sets of lessons from all students have been processed.
- Having two separate teachers for the same instrument (e.g. two singing teachers) is not allowed.
Once full‐term places have been allocated there might be additional space for short term peripatetic lessons. However, the only way to guarantee lessons is to apply for the full course of 27.
More information regarding attendance and communication policies, timetables and exams will be given to students before they start their lessons.
If you have any queries regarding the application process or require further information please contact: