Supporting Schools

Please see below details of how York Music Hub can support your school in 2024/25:

Learning Lead Support

We offer free, 2 x one-hour curriculum review / support meetings to all schools.  Further support may be charged to the school, but is at the Music Hub’s discretion.  We aim to ensure your children receive the best musical education and opportunities, whether its curriculum development, lesson planning or Ofsted Deep-Dive ready, please email


Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET)

We continue to part fund WCET (Whole Class Ensemble Teaching) or small group teaching.  For the 2024-25 academic year. YMH will subsidise the cost of provision by 40% up to 39 weeks with the following limits:

  • 1 hour a week for 1 form entry schools

  • 1.5 hours a week for 1.5 form entry schools

  • 2 hours a week for 2 form entry schools


If you are looking for provision or receiving WCET for the first time the current options include:

o   Up to 39-weeks of 1 hour a week for £1080 (Provided in partnership with York Music Education)

o   Up-to 39-weeks of 1 hour a week for £1168 (Provided in partnership with North Yorkshire Music Hub)

Both options include instrumental hire and the prices above include subsidy from York Music Hub.

  • If booking WCET for one or two terms only, please contact the Hub for cost.

  • If you would like more than 1 hour of WCET delivery per week please make this clear in the below application form as the cost will depend on the form entry of your school

  • The music teacher will plan lessons, liaise with school staff over delivery and report on pupil progress.  For instrumental ensemble teaching, a school-based member of staff needs to be present, delivered during school time.

  • We cannot guarantee cover for lessons where a member of staff is absent at short notice.  

  • If booking in terms 2 or 3 only, we cannot guarantee your preferred teaching day/time.

Self Delivery & Instrument Hire

If schools choose to self-deliver WCET and require the hire of instruments, the cost of hire of instruments will be paid for by York Music Hub, but an administration charge of £50 per term will be paid by the school. 


School Music Development Plans

The National Plan for Music Education recommends that all schools have a School Music Development Plan in place, which demonstrates the school's commitment to the development of music in school, and captures the curriculuar and co-curricular offer to their pupils. 

If your school requires support with writing a Music Development Plan, contact us. Click below to download a development plan template.

Development Plan Primary Template

Development Plan Secondary Template



See our events page for upcoming music CPD sessions for school teachers. 


Sing Up Membership

The Hub offers schools discounted membership to Sing Up. More information and application can be found at the link below

Click Here


Bursary Schemes

The hub bursary schemes and further information can be found here.