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NFER and the Arts Council produce key data on Music Education Hubs

31st March 2015

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Key Findings:

  • Hubs worked with most (83.4 per cent) of the state-funded schools in their areas and provided Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET) to over half a million pupils in 2013/2014.
  • Hubs are addressing the aspiration to provide every child aged 5-18 with the opportunity to learn a musical instrument largely by targeting pupils in primary school. They are reaching 39.7 per cent of pupils in Year 4.
  • Just under a third of pupils continued to learn an instrument in 2013/14 after receiving WCET in the previous year.
  • Hubs’ total income in was £187,822,222, most of which came from the MEH grant and school contributions.

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