UK music schools are spending state cash on the middle-classesmain
A damning report in the Guardian finds that many of the UK’s top music schools are directing grants intended for children from poor families to those who are conspicuously well-off.
The standfirst reads: Families with £190k income receive awards meant to help disadvantaged attend Yehudi Menuhin and Chetham’s schools.
Specifically: Figures obtained by the Guardian show that, despite the aim to help disadvantaged young people, families earning up to £190,000 a year are receiving awards. At Yehudi Menuhin for example, two students whose parents earn between £170,000 and £190,000 are getting MDS help with the £43,000-a-year boarding fees.
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