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Bursaries


Yehudi Menuhin’s vision was that no pupil should ever have to turn down a place at the School due to lack of finances. Nearly 60 years on, we remain faithful to that ethos: pupils are admitted to the School based on their talent and potential, not their ability to pay the fees.

Our parents come from all walks of life, from shop assistants to teachers, musicians to small business owners. Every year, nine out of ten pupils need financial assistance to attend the School.

Until 24 December, a very generous donor has agreed to match every £1 you donate to our Bursary Fund up to £100,000.

The School is fortunate to receive generous support from the Department for Education (DfE) through the Music and Dance Scheme (MDS), which provides support to many students at the School according to their financial means. However, not all children are eligible, and The Yehudi Menuhin School aims to support the remainder through funds donated by individuals, companies and charitable foundations.

Bursaries are awarded based on financial need, and can range from as little as 10% to 100% of fees. With the average current bursary standing at 79% of fees, however, we need to raise in excess of £650,000 every year in order to meet the need.

By supporting our Bursary Fund, you can make a very real difference to the lives of children who show extraordinary musical potential, and who will greatly benefit from a Yehudi Menuhin School education.

How you can help


You can make a donation to the YMS Bursary Fund in a number of ways:

  • Make a single gift by donating online, by bank transfer or cheque
  • Make a regular donation by direct debit (monthly, quarterly or annually)
  • Include The Yehudi Menuhin School’s Bursary Fund in your will


Please click here for more information on how you can support us today.

To discuss further ways in which you can support the YMS Bursary Fund, including supporting specific pupils or instruments, or setting up a Named Bursary, please contact Marion Chow, Head of Individual Giving, at marion.chow@menuhinschool.co.uk or 01932 584 744.