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Music Mark Schools FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about our Music Mark Schools programme.




About Music Mark Schools

What is Music Mark?

We are a subject association for music education with a membership made up of organisations and people from across the music education sector. Find out more about us.

Is it like Artsmark?

No, Music Mark School invitations are sent by your Music Service in recognition of the work you already do. Unlike Arts Mark, you do not need to work towards becoming a Music Mark School.

How do we become a Music Mark School?

If you’d like to become a Music Mark School, please get in touch with your Music Service to request an invitation. Once invited, you’ll receive an email with all the information you need to create your Music Mark Schools account and get started with us.

We’ve been invited. What do we need to do now?

Congratulations! An invitation to Music Mark Schools means that your school has been recognised for its commitment to music education. To accept the invitation, please follow the instructions in your invitation email. You’ll need to complete a quick online form to create an account with us and you’ll then be able to start making the most of being a Music Mark School. Your Welcome Pack is a good place to start, and this is also where you’ll be able to download your Music Mark Schools certificate and logo pack.

Why have we been invited?

Your Music Service can invite your school for a variety of reasons but principally because they recognise your school’s commitment to music and want to celebrate it. If you’d like to find out more about why you’ve been invited, please get in touch with your Music Service.

How long does our subscription last?

The Music Mark Schools programme runs for the duration of the academic year. Regardless of when you are invited to the programme, your subscription will end at the end of the academic year. We’ll send you an email in July to remind you that your subscription will be ending soon.

If you’d like to join the next year’s programme, you’ll need to be invited by your Music Service again.

How much does this cost?

Schools who have been invited by their Music Service receive a range of Music Mark membership benefits for free. The cost for schools to join us as members without an invitation is £100+VAT per year.




Your Music Mark Schools Account

I’ve forgotten my password. What should I do?

You can reset your password online.

We’ve been a Music Mark School before. Do we need to sign up again?

Yes. If you don’t follow the instructions in your invitation email to add the current year’s Music Mark Schools membership to your account, you won’t be able to access your new certificate or any member-only benefits.

Do I have to create an account to access our certificate?

Yes. In order to access your certificate, you’ll need to be logged in so that you can download it from your Welcome Pack. To create an account, please follow the instructions in your invitation email.

Can I sign up with my personal email address or does it have to be a school one?

You can use any email address, but a school email address is preferable.

Your website says my email address is not valid. What should I do?

This means you’re trying to create an account with an email address that we don’t recognise yet. Please go back to your invitation email and use the link provided to create your account. You’ll only be able to create your Music Mark Schools account using this link.

I haven’t received a ‘confirm your email address’ email. What should I do?

If this is the first time you’re creating an account with us, you’ll need to confirm your email address before you can login. To do this we’ll send you an email with a link that you’ll need to click to confirm that your email address is correct. Sometimes these emails are filtered as spam or junk so if you don’t receive this email, please check your spam or junk folder. If you still can’t find the email, please get in contact with us at so that we can help you.

I’m leaving my current school. What should I do?

Please make sure that you have forwarded your original invitation email on to a colleague at your school so that they can sign up to the Music Mark Schools programme and continue to receive the benefits of Music Mark Schools when you have left. Please also encourage your colleagues to sign up to hear from us so that your school will continue to receive our newsletters.

If your new school is not yet a Music Mark School, you may wish to get in touch with your Music Service to request an invitation. You can sign up to hear form us with your new email address once you have started at your new school.

If you’re moving to a new job or retiring but would like to retain your Music Mark Schools benefits, please consider joining us as a member.




Using Your Music Mark Schools Benefits

How can other colleagues in my school access our Music Mark Schools benefits?

Please share your invitation email with colleagues in your school so that they can use the link to create their own Music Mark Schools accounts and gain access to all the benefits of the programme including our member-only resources and training.

Can I share your resources with other teachers or friends?

If you’ve had to log in to view a resource, that means it’s only available to our members. You’re welcome to share member-only resources with colleagues in your school but please do not share them with anyone outside your school.

If you know colleagues working in other schools who would like to access our member-only content, please encourage them to get in touch with their Music Service to request an invitation.

I’d like to advertise a job vacancy with you. How can I do this?

We operate a jobs board on our website and, as a Music Mark School, you’re eligible for our discounted price of £100+VAT when advertising a vacancy with us. That’s 60% off our full price of £250+VAT.

In order to claim your discount, make sure that the contact email address you give when submitting your job vacancy is an email address that has a Music Mark Schools account attached to it. This may mean that you need to share your invitation email with the admin or HR team in your school so that they can create an account with us.

To advertise a vacancy with us, please complete our online form.

To receive our free weekly Music Education Jobs Bulletin, sign up to hear from us.

Who will you share my contact details with?

Please refer to our Privacy & Cookies Policy to find out how we use your data.

How often will you get in touch with me?

If you sign up to receive our Schools & Teachers Newsletter, you’ll receive a termly email about the latest music education resources, events and sector news. As a Music Mark School, you can also sign up to receive our monthly Member Newsletter.

You can amend your communication preferences at any time. If you would like us to completely remove your account and contact details from our system, please email

We may also occasionally contact you to let you know important information about your Music Mark Schools account.




Keeping In Touch With Us

How do I sign up to your mailing list?

Where can I find out more?

You’ll find lots more information on our website. We are on Twitter @musicmarkuk. Please do follow us and tag us in your news about music in your school! You can also find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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