Instrument Purchase

Parents may wish to purchase an instrument for their child. Your child’s teacher is always the best person to give advice on what to buy. EMS407 lists local music shops

Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme

The Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme enables pupils having music lessons at LEA-maintained schools to purchase musical instruments without paying VAT.

How does the scheme work?

Once the parent/pupil has chosen an instrument and supplier, they should ask the school to place a formal order with the instrument retailer.

  • The parent pays the school/music service the ex-VAT price for the instrument plus any administration charge.
  • The retailer supplies the instrument to the school.
  • The school can reclaim the VAT on the instrument in the usual way. (Local authorities are refunded any VAT they incur in delivering their non-business statutory activities).
  • The school then gives the instrument to the student.

Alternatively parents whose child is taught by an EMS teacher may use the EMS Assisted Purchase Scheme as detailed in EMS408 below.


EMS408 Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme (AIPS).

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