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School Billing

The School Menu lists charges and key dates for ordering and cancelling EMS provisions organised through and charged to schools.

EMS also offers a membership programme offering a wide range of discounts and priority booking services for schools. For details see the EMS Membership link below.

Instruments and Singing Tuition
Specialist music teachers are available to teach a wide range of instruments and singing styles for Individual and Small-Group Tuition, and Extended Schools Work. Usually no more than 4 pupils per group. Minimum 2 hours weekly. Payment is taken through the termly school billing process.
African Drums Bassoon Cello Clarinet
Cornet Double Bass Flute French Horn
Guitar Harmonica Keyboard Oboe
Percussion Piano Recorder Saxophone
Singing Tabla/Dhol Taiko Drums Trombone
Trumpet Ukulele Viola Violin
Service Option 2020-21 2021-22
Instrumental and Singing Teachers £39 p/hr £40 p/hr
Choir and Ensemble Leaders £44 p/hr £45 p/hr
Deadline to add/end Provision 2020-21 2021-22
A minimum of a ‘Half-Term+a week’ notice is required to add/amend/cancel provisions for the following term. This allows EMS to provide peripatetic teaching staff with a full half-terms notice. The table below lists the notice deadline dates for the current and coming academic year.
Autumn Term 18 May 2020 24 May 2021
Spring Term 20 November 2020

(amended from 19 October because of COVID19)

18 October 2021
Summer Term 08 February 2021 07 February 2022

EMS provides specialist music teachers to deliver WCET as required by the National Plan for Music Education. Provision is delivered by one lead teacher and one assistant teacher. EMS provides either or both of these specialist music teachers in line with the needs of the school. Subsidy from Arts Council England enables one lead teacher per school for free, excluding fees. Payment is taken through the school billing process on a termly basis, i.e., 1/3 of the overall provision cost is taken each term.

Spark! is an annual programme and accordingly once engaged the school is committed to the programme for the academic year. EMS offers Sparklite, a one term programme which is charged at 1/3 of the equivalent Spark! offering.

FIRST ACCESS: for a child’s first year participation in WCET 2020-21 2021-22
First Access – Option One (Provision per class with First Access Discount Voucher)
• Any instrument (every pupil is supplied with an instrument as part of the provision)
• 1x EMS tutor + Class Teacher (SBA). • If an SBA not available, option two will be charged.
• CPD session x 3 per annum for class teacher
£825 £825

(unchanged)

First Access – Option Two (Provision per class with First Access Discount Voucher)
• Any instrument (every pupil is supplied with an instrument as part of the provision)
• 1x EMS tutor + 1x EMS Assistant teacher
£1,995 £1,995

(unchanged)

CONTINUED ACCESS: for subsequent years of participation in WCET available at full cost – no subsidy 2019-20 2020-21
Continued Access – Option Three (Provision per class)
• Any instrument (every pupil is supplied with an instrument as part of the provision)
• 1x EMS tutor + Class Teacher (SBA). If SBA not available, option four will be charged
• CPD session for class teacher
£1,980 £1,980

(unchanged)

Continued Access – Option Four (Provision per class)
• Any instrument (every pupil is supplied with an instrument as part of the provision)
• 1x EMS tutor + 1x EMS Assistant
£3,150 £3,150

(unchanged)

Deadline to request provisions 2019-20 2020-21
Spark! is an annual programme and must be rescheduled each year.

Provisions must be agreed by the last day of the spring term preceding the academic year the provision commences.

Sparklite is a term based programme. A minimum of a ‘Half-Term+a week’ notice is required to add/amend/cancel provisions for the following term. This allows EMS to provide peripatetic teaching staff with a full half-terms notice. The table below lists the notice deadline dates for the current and coming academic year.

Autumn Term 18 May 2020 24 May 2021
Spring Term 19 October 2020 18 October 2021
Summer Term 08 February 2020 07 February 2022
Hire Option Payment Option
School Hire Contract Termly Payment via School Billing
Parent Hire Contract Termly Payment by Direct Debit
Fee Hire/Loan Contract No Payment Due
Service Option 2020-21 2021-22
Instrument Class A Violin, Viola, Djembe, Tabla £21 £22
Instrument Class B Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet Trombone £26 £27
Instrument Class C Baritone, Bassoon, Double Bass, French Horn, Oboe, Tenor Horn £34 £35
Class Sets (50% Discount for EMS Membership Schools) £250 £250
The following costs are used when charging schools for INSET provided by EMS directly. Additional CPD opportunities are available through EMS partners are charged individually. For details of inhouse and external CPD opportunities see CPD

Payment for workshops charged by EMS is via School Billing.

Provision 2019-20 2020-21
EMS Members Other Schools EMS Members Other Schools
Full day (6 hours) £600 £700 £620 £725
Half day (3 hours) £330 £395 350 420
Twilight session (2 hours) £235 £275 £250 £295

If you are interested in purchasing the Charanga Music Software, speak to EMS first. Charanga is included in the EMS Membership Scheme. If you would like to go direct then EMS has a partnership agreement with Charanga to provide software to Ealing Schools at reduced rates. For details see
www.ealingmusicserviceonline.co.uk

The EMS Membership scheme provides discounts and priority access to a wide range of EMS and externally provisioned events and services.

Service Element 2020-21 2021-22
Annual Membership £275  £295

The annual membership charge is COMPARABLE WITH THE COST OF CHARANGA, the leading online music studio, which means THE OTHER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS ARE EFFECTIVELY FREE, making EMS membership a MUST HAVE  for any school with an active music programme!

EMS Membership includes:

  • Free access to CHaranga!, th eleading online music studio
  • 50% discount on instrument hire charges
  • 50% Discount on EMS Annual Event for KS1 (full cost is £350)
  • Discounts on annual World Music Festival workshops (£75 for first option, £200 for second option – full cost is £350)

For a full list of discounts and services, and advice on how to signup, please see EMS Membership

Schools can sign up for EMS Membership through the Annual Buyback programme hosted by EGFL each spring or at any time by application to EMS.

* Note: the EMS Membership scheme is being revised for September 2022. For further details, please contact Lee Marchant.