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Costs and Funding

Means-tested grants are available to support the cost of the programme, meaning that anyone can apply to join the programme, regardless of their financial circumstances.

The grant supports the overall costs of the programme, including training, classes, dancewear, trips, guests, performances, and a lot more.

GRANTS 2024/25

The fee per student for academic year 2024/25 is £4,193. This is set by the Department for Education and is a National Grant.

Relevant income
After deducting £2,355 per dependent including the grant holder
Maximum amount of grant


Parent/carer contribution


Up to £34,037.12 £4,193 £0
£34,037.13 to £38,576.72 £3,807 £386
£38,576.73 to £43,115.28 £3,423 £770
£43,115.29 to £47,712.08 £3,014 £1,179
£47,712.09 to £52,192.40 £2,640 £1,553
£52,192.41 to £56,729.92 £2,262 £1,931
£56,729.93 to £61,761.44 £1,890 £2,303
£61,761.45 to £65,809.12 £1,505 £2,688
£65,809.13 to £70,347.68 £1,122 £3,071
£70,347.69 to £72,003.00 £738 £3,455
£72,003.01 to £74,883.12 £369 £3,824
£74,883.13 or more £0 £4,193

Parental contributions can be paid in three termly instalments, or over ten months by a monthly standing order.

To qualify for a national grant, the applicant must have been resident in the British Islands for three years prior, be a member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, or be a refugee or the child of a refugee (conditions apply).


Students can also apply for financial assistance with travel and dancewear costs. Applications can be made on a yearly basis and assistance is means-tested on the same scale as the grant funding. For example, families who are entitled to a full grant are also entitled to full reimbursement for dancewear and travel costs; families who are entitled to 50% grant are entitled to claim 50% of these costs (term & conditions apply).