Costs and Funding
It’s important that financial barriers don’t stand in the way of young people joining the CAT. Therefore students can apply for means-tested grants from the Department for Education’s Music and Dance grant scheme to support the costs of the programme, classes, dance wear, theatre trips and a lot more.
The fee per student for academic year 2022/23 is £3,840. This is set by the Department for Education and is a National Grant.
MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF GRANT
|Up to £31,481||£3,840||nil|
|£31,482 to £35,680||£3,454||£386|
|£35,681 to £39,877||£3,070||£770|
|£39,878 to £44,129||£2,661||£1,179|
|£44,130 to £48,273||£2,287||£1,553|
|£48,274 to £52,470||£1,909||£1,931|
|£52,471 to £57,124
|£57,125 to £60,867||£1,152||£2,688|
|£60,868 to £65,065||£769||£3,071|
|£65,066 to £69,260||£385||£3,455|
|£69,260 and above||nil||£3,840|
Parental contributions can be paid in three termly instalments, or over ten months by 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).
TRAVEL AND DANCEWEAR
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.