Consultative Review of Fees and Charges for Academic Year 2022-23

Closed 13 Jun 2022

Opened 23 May 2022


Surrey Arts is on a journey, one delayed and disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, to transform the offer for the 21st century ensuring our activities are inclusive and meet the needs of our residents.   

For the last two years Surrey Arts has made the decision not to increase fees and charges to its customers despite receiving no inflationary increase in our Department for Education Music Grant funding. With rising costs, we now need to undertake a review of fees and charges for the 2022-23 academic year to ensure we are able to continue to provide a quality service, maintain the high levels of delivery, and remain sustainable for the future.  

The two options we wish to explore are:

  • To increase the number of weeks taught by Surrey Arts teachers each year from 30 to 33 weeks. Fees will remain fixed at the current rates, but the cost of a term’s lesson will increase by the number of extra weeks taught. This will apply to all instrumental and vocal lessons delivered in schools and at our Centres. Membership for Area-based Ensembles will also increase by 10% to allow for the extension to 33 rehearsals per year. This option could be better for your child’s development, provide more support for exams, and give greater consistency of teaching and progress.
  • To apply an inflationary increase of 5% to all fees. With this option we would continue operating a 30-week teaching programme should you feel that increasing to 33 weeks is too many lessons in a term. This will apply to all instrumental and vocal lessons delivered in schools and at our Centres.

As respected customers, we would value your opinion on the two options outlined above and would appreciate your time in completing the following short survey. This survey will help inform us as we decide the best way to move forward. 

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