Bursary Fund

Here at Chetham’s, we consider it our mission to educate and nurture young musicians, irrespective of background or the ability to pay school fees.

Each year we welcome 300 students to experience outstanding musical training alongside excellent academic schooling, dedicating a third of their weekly timetable to music. In the last 50 years, we have trained over 3,000 national and international young people as musicians from age 8 – 18 – impacting, shaping, and growing the classical and contemporary music scene around the world.

As an independent school, our annual fees are £33,690 for UK residents, and £36,768 for international residents. Whilst funding from the Government’s Music & Dance Scheme (MDS) covers some of the costs of their studies; we currently provide financial support to 90% of all students, and a quarter do not pay any fees at all.

We need your support

Due to the impact of Covid-19, more of our students than ever require financial aid which makes supporting our Bursary Fund so important. Each year The Chetham’s Foundation provides up to £600,000 towards covering students’ fees.

A gift to our Bursary Fund will help ensure that we can continue to support our students, nurture their talent and creativity, enhance their development, and grant them skills that will last a lifetime.

I would like to support a young person’s tuition…

By making a one-off donation

By setting up a regular gift

If you would like to discuss your gift further, please do get in touch by contacting Margot Walker, Development Director at margotwalker@chethams.com.

Receiving a bursary to attend Chetham’s was a dream come true – it enabled me to leave my home country and pursue my career goals in a place where there was a lot more opportunity. To this day I can call myself a Chetham’s alumni with pride – none of this would have ever been possible if not for the funding support.” – Alumna

Thank you to all of our current supporters.