Emailed to parents/carers of students in Years 7 – 10 on 9/10/24


Music Tuition – Autumn Term 1/2024


Your child has expressed an interest in taking up a musical instrument with one of our visiting tutors.

At Westbourne Academy we take a great pride in the acclaimed achievements of our musicians and the excellent facilities and provision on offer to support them. In addition to the practical benefits of learning a musical instrument, we are passionate about the social and character-building aspects of music and the plethora of experiences, fun and friendships that it provides.

We offer instrumental tuition with specialist teachers for:

  • drum kit
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
  • vocals
  • piano

To demonstrate our commitment to our performers, we continue to subsidise lesson costs to offer a reduced rate. This brings lessons to the cost of £40 per term. For GCSE music students, this cost is fully absorbed by the academy. Students who are eligible for free school meals and certain pupil premium status can also receive lessons at no cost.

Payments can be made through your child’s School Money account. If you do not have an active account please email

We appreciate that the current cost of living is unusually high and Westbourne Academy is determined to ensure that no child that wishes to benefit from lessons should miss out on financial grounds, so please bring any hardship issues to our attention.

To enrich and strengthen their skills, students can take part extra-curricular music activities each week, free of charge. They will also be able take part in multiple performances, concerts and events throughout the year.

To allow the smooth operation and organisation of lessons and staff payment, we require at least a term’s notice if students wish to discontinue lessons. We also require that students be organised and responsible for checking their lesson times, are prompt for their lessons and come prepared.

Please sign complete the MS Form link below to confirm whether your child wishes to continue or start music lessons in the autumn term 2024. The deadline for submission is Friday 6 September for the first half of the Autumn term. We will contact parents and carers again about future terms nearer the time.


Please do not hesitate to contact me to answer any queries or discuss anything further.



Mr T Perry

Team Leader for Music


Tel: 01473 466128


Academy vision: Westbourne is an inclusive academy. We support all students, regardless of starting point, to achieve their potential and develop the skills necessary for employment and life.
Academy values: Be Safe, Be Thoughtful, Be Accountable and Be Respectful.

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