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Charges for NMPAT activities for the current academic year, payment dates and how to pay.

How much to pay

Fees and subscriptions for the academic year
September 2017 to July 2018
Per payment period
For Early Years music (45 minute class)£55
For membership of an auditioned County Group, or a Regional Music & Performing Arts Centre or a Group Drama Class or Rock School or Early Years music (1 hour class)£80
​Membership of a Regional Music & Performing Arts Centre (attending one session only)
Membership of more than one auditioned county group£100*
Second centre rate - for those students invited to join a county group who also attend a Regional Centre or Rock School (£80 county group fees must be paid in order to qualify).£40
​Membership of Y-Not Centre - subsidised rate
​​Small group rate (chamber music, jazz improvisation, drama)£80
Individual lessons£185**

* Membership of more than one county ensemble is charged at a higher rate to support the work of the Trust. Families who are not in a position to support us in this way may opt to pay the lower rate.

** Fee relates to a set of 10 lessons of 30 minutes in duration delivered per payment period.

Remission of fees

If you are entitled to receive free school meals (not including universal provision for KS1 students), are on Income Support or Income Based Job Seeker's allowance, we may be able to offer help towards some of the fees through our Fees Assistance Scheme. Contact us for more details.

Gift Aid

Help us to increase our income by agreeing to allow us to claim Gift Aid on your membership subscriptions. If you feel you can support us in this way, please download, complete and return this form to the NMPAT office.

When to pay

Please note that we do not issue routine invoices. Fees and subscriptions are due at the first lesson or rehearsal at the beginning of each payment period.

Late payment of fees and subscriptions will carry a £10 administration charge.

Any subsequent follow up reminders sent to you will be treated as an invoice and incur an additional administration charge of £10.


 Payment period Date
 Academic year September to July
 Period 1 September to December
 Period 2 January to March
 Period 3 April to July

How to pay

To help reduce costs, our preferred method of payment is online through ParentPay

We are also able to accept the following payments:

  • Credit/debit card - for payments over £10 only.
  • Cheque - made payable to NMPAT please.
  • Cash - please do not post cash and ensure you obtain a receipt.
  • Standing order - for annual fees over £300, paid over 9 months (applications must be received by the last day of September and will incur an administration fee of £15 for set up and each subsequent change). For standing order applications, please contact the NMPAT office.

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NMPAT is a company Limited by Guarantee (Company No. 7738151) and a registered charity (Charity No. 1145643)