Junior Academy fees and financial support

Fees are payable each term on receipt of an invoice.

A full term’s notice in writing is required for withdrawal of a pupil from the course. A term’s fee will be charged in lieu of such notice.

Fees for 2019/20

Junior Academy Course Fee — £1,184 per term (£3,552 per year)
Optional 2nd study, individual tuition — £262 per term (30 mins x 10 weeks) other lesson lengths pro rata

Primary Academy Course Fee — £665 per term (£1,995 per year)
Extra 20 mins extension — £175 per term (£525 per year)
Primary Academy Course Fee without 1st study tuition — £371 per term (£1,113 per year)
Optional 2nd study, individual tuition — £262 per term (30 mins x 10 weeks) other lesson lengths pro rata

It is anticipated that a modest percentage increase in fees will apply from September 2020.


Bursaries are available each year:

  • in cases of financial need
  • for outstanding ability
  • for designated instruments

The value of all awards is subject to means test. Junior Academy is very grateful to donors and benefactors whose assistance has greatly facilitated the implementation of our plans: these benefactors include the Leverhulme Trust, the Wolfson Foundation, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Susan Lawrence Travel Bursary Fund, Julian Bream Trust Scholarships, Benslow Musical Instrument Loan Scheme, Department of Education Music and Dance Scheme (MDS), ABRSM and various anonymous benefactors.

Junior Academy is supported by the Music and Dance Scheme ‘Access to Excellence’ programme. The aim of the scheme is ‘to help identify, and assist, children with exceptional potential, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class specialist training as part of a broad and balanced education, which will enable them, if they choose, to proceed towards self-sustaining careers in music and dance’.