Peripatetic Music Lessons Application Form: Supplemental Notes 2020‐2021

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.

Contact details

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.

Instrument

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.

Preferred Teacher

Please read the Peripatetic Music Prospectus 2020/21 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.

Payment Options

The full cost of the peripatetic course of lessons is £545.00. Applications are for 27 half-hour lessons. These lessons take place between terms 1‐4. 

We currently offer the following payment options for peripatetic music lessons:

  1. Card/cheque payment in full – full payment of £545.00.
  2. Card payment in four instalments – four separate card payments of £136.25.  Payments will be due as follows: 1 September 2020, 2 November 2020, 4 January 2021, and 22 March 2021.
  3. Cheque payment in four instalments: – 4 post-dated cheques of £136.25 each, dated as follows: 1 September 2020, 2 November 2020, 4 January 2021, and 22 March 2021, payable to The BRIT School and sent in marked FAO Blythe Williams.

Please note:  The school is currently looking at a new online payment system that will give parents greater access for payments and will allow them to check payment history.  Details for how to pay will be emailed to all peri applicants when the new system has been confirmed, prior to the start of the peri lessons in September 2020.  However, you will still need to select your preferred payment option, on the application form, at the time of applying for your peri lessons.

(NB:  unfortunately, we cannot accept payment by cash)

 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

Please note that once payment in full or 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.

Free lessons

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)

  1. Year 10/11 Music Strand – All Music Strand students in Years 10 and 11 are entitled to one free course 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.
  2. Year 10/11 Musical Theatre Strand – All Musical Theatre students in Years 10 and 11 are entitled to one free course of vocal lessons.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Additional Lessons

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Having two separate teachers for the same instrument (e.g. two singing teachers) is not allowed.

Short Courses

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:

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