We are very pleased to announce that the School has been awarded a grant of £200,000 for Leverhulme Arts Scholarships for three years from September 2016. The grant will be used to provide bursaries to students who do not yet qualify for support from the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme and who would not otherwise be able to afford to join the School. This help will contribute significantly to our commitment to providing places at the School for musically gifted children regardless of their financial background.

Headmaster Dr Richard Hiller says: “We are extremely grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for recognising and supporting our work here. Young people with extraordinary musical talent are trained to a uniquely high level through our programme, providing the next generation of outstanding performers. Lord Menuhin’s vision was to ensure that all pupils leave the School not only as excellent musicians who will use their music to inspire and enrich the lives of others, but also as well-rounded individuals well equipped to contribute fully to the international community. This remains our core ethos today, and I am delighted that we shall now be able to offer places to students who really need to be here thanks to the Leverhulme Trust’s extraordinary generosity.”

26 Jan 2016