Music Tuition in Schools

Robert McLaren made this Freedom of Information request to Perth and Kinross Council

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Dear Perth and Kinross Council,

Please could you provide the following information in relation to Instrumental Music Tuition.

Please provide, for this financial year and the each of the past five financial years in turn, the following:
• Budget allocation made for the service
• Total costs of operating the music tuition service
• Total fees received (i.e. gross revenue)
• Net revenue generated by the service,
• Total number of pupils supported by the service
• The basic (full price) fee for the service, any concessionary rates available and the criteria for the concessionary rates.
• The numbers of pupils paying the full fee and each concessionary rate available at the time.
• Please set out the number of pupils and costs of SQA provision separately.

Please also provide any forecast figures you have available for the coming year, it would be helpful if you could outline the methods used in preparing forecasts of capacity and costs.

If in each of the years above a surplus was generated, please say if this money was ringfenced, or incorporated into general revenue. Similarly, if a shortfall arose, please indicate from where supplementary funding was obtained.

Yours faithfully,

Robert McLaren

FOI - Generic Email Account, Perth and Kinross Council

Dear Mr McLaren

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act  2002

Request for Information – Instrumental Music Tuition

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 30 March 2018.

 

I understand that the information you seek is:-

 

Please could you provide the following information in relation to
Instrumental Music Tuition.

 

Please provide, for this financial year and the each of the past five
financial years in turn, the following: 

•           Budget allocation made for the service

•           Total costs of operating the music tuition service

•           Total fees received (i.e. gross revenue)

•           Net revenue generated by the service,

•           Total number of pupils supported by the service

•           The basic (full price) fee for the service, any concessionary
rates available and the criteria for the concessionary rates.

•           The numbers of pupils paying the full fee and each
concessionary rate available at the time.

•           Please set out the number of pupils and costs of SQA provision
separately.

 

Please also provide any forecast figures you have available for the coming
year, it would be helpful if you could outline the methods used in
preparing forecasts of capacity and costs.

 

If in each of the years above a surplus was generated, please say if this
money was ringfenced, or incorporated into general revenue.  Similarly, if
a shortfall arose, please indicate from where supplementary funding was
obtained.

 

I am currently dealing with your request and will issue my response no
later than 30 April 2018 which is 20 working days as permitted in terms of
section 10(1) of the above legislation.

 

If you do not agree with my interpretation of your request you should
contact me immediately.

 

Please use the reference Number ATI 2018 04 02 004 in any future
correspondence relating to this request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

Information Officer

Legal & Governance Services

Perth and Kinross Council

2 High Street

Perth

PH1 5PH

Telephone 01738 477936

 

 

 

 

 

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FOI - Generic Email Account, Perth and Kinross Council

Dear Mr McLaren

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Request for Information – Instrumental Music Tuition

 

I refer to your request for information dated 30 March 2018.

 

The information you requested was:-

 

Please could you provide the following information in relation to
Instrumental Music Tuition.

 

Please provide, for this financial year and the each of the past five
financial years in turn, the following: 

1.    Budget allocation made for the service

2.    Total costs of operating the music tuition service

3.    Total fees received (i.e. gross revenue)

4.    Net revenue generated by the service,

5.    Total number of pupils supported by the service

6.    The basic (full price) fee for the service, any concessionary rates
available and the criteria for the concessionary rates.

7.    The numbers of pupils paying the full fee and each concessionary
rate available at the time.

8.    Please set out the number of pupils and costs of SQA provision
separately.

9.    Please also provide any forecast figures you have available for the
coming year, it would be helpful if you could outline the methods used in
preparing forecasts of capacity and costs.

10. If in each of the years above a surplus was generated, please say if
this money was ringfenced, or incorporated into general revenue. 
Similarly, if a shortfall arose, please indicate from where supplementary
funding was obtained.

 

Response

 

Relative to the above, I have been advised of the following:

 

Question 1

2013 - 2014 - £624,936

2014 - 2015 - £630,470

2015 - 2016 - £592,444

2016 - 2017 - £605,335

2017 - 2018 - £544,633

 

Question 2

2013 - 2014 - £568,668.48

2014 - 2015 - £585,120.42

2015 - 2016 - £609,392.17

2016 - 2017 - £611,698.83

2017 - 2018 - £587,990.10

 

Question 3

2013 - 2014 - £372,165.53

2014 - 2015 - £374,330.53

2015 - 2016 - £393,076.96

2016 - 2017 - £395,264.38

2017 - 2018 - £402,200.94

 

Question 4

There is no Net Revenue generated by the service in any of the financial
years due to costs exceeding the income received. In terms of section
17(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, this is formal
notice that this information is not held.

 

Question 6

Music Tuition

From 13/14 to 17/18 -  £245.85.

 

Music Tuition will be provided free of charge where the parents/guardians
are in receipt of Employment Seekers Allowance or Income Based Job Seekers
Allowance.

 

Central Groups

From 13/14 to 17/18 -  £81.05.

 

Music Tuition will be provided free of charge where the parents/guardians
are in receipt of Employment Seekers Allowance or Income Based Job Seekers
Allowance.

 

Music Camps

13/14 & 14/15 - £240.00

15/16 & 16/17 - £250.00

17/18 - £260.00

 

Questions 5, 7, 8

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Financial Year|Pupils| Pupils paying |SQA|FSM|YMI Pupils|Tuition Costs|
| | | full rate | | | | |
|--------------+------+-----------------+---+---+----------+-------------|
| 2013/14 | 1383 | 813 |282|28 | 260 | £245.85 |
|--------------+------+-----------------+---+---+----------+-------------|
| 2014/15 | 1395 | 842 |228|29 | 296 | £245.85 |
|--------------+------+-----------------+---+---+----------+-------------|
| 2015/16 | 1521 | 898 |217|32 | 379 | £245.85 |
|--------------+------+-----------------+---+---+----------+-------------|
| 2016/17 | 1422 | 878 |187|25 | 332 | £245.85 |
|--------------+------+-----------------+---+---+----------+-------------|
| 2017/18 | 1362 | 933 |109|20 | 300 | £245.85 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Pupils with parents on Income Based Jobseekers Allowance and Employment
Support Allowance receive free tuition referred  to above as Free School
Meals pupils(FSM). No charge for Youth Music Initiative (YMI) funded
pupils. There are no other concessions.

 

Question 9

Forecast for 2018/19:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Financial|Pupils|Pupils paying|SQA|FSM|YMI Pupils| Tuition Costs |
| Year | | full rate | | | | |
|---------+------+-------------+---+---+----------+----------------------|
| 2018/19 | 1362 | 933 |109|20 | 300 | Tuition fees are to |
| | | | | | |increase in 2018-19 by|
| | | | | | |a maximum of 20% from |
| | | | | | | the 2017-18 rate. |
| | | | | | | |
| | | | | | |   |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Net Budget allocation for the service for 2018/19 - £523,448. Forecast
figures are based on budget requirement.

 

Question 10

Any surplus generated would not be ring-fenced as this would be used in
relation to the overall ECS end of year budget position.

 

Any shortfall would be offset from any surplus’ within ECS.

 

 

Please be advised of the following:

 

·         All information has been taken from extracts of data which was
held in SEEMIS as at 25/04/18.

·         Figures shown are numbers of tuitions (a pupil may have more
than one tuition and with differing charge codes) at the time of the
extract

·         Only tuitions with a status of 'Current' at the time of the
extract are included

·         Tuitions that stopped part way through the year are not counted

·         Charge Code 'SQA' includes courses. Free standing units not
classed as SQA free tuition as of August 2017.

 

 

You have a right to request a review of the Council’s decision. Please
click [1]here to view a copy of our information leaflet which explains the
right of review.

 

Should you require any further explanation or assistance please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Officer

Legal & Governance Services

Perth & Kinross Council

2 High Street

Perth

PH1 5PH

Telephone: 01738 477936

 

 

 

 

 

Securing the future... - Improving services - Enhancing quality of
life - Making best use of public resources.

The information in this email is solely for the intended recipients.

If you are not an intended recipient, you must not disclose, copy,
or distribute its contents or use them in any way: please advise
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virus-free and does not accept any liability for any loss or damage
resulting from any virus infection. Perth & Kinross Council may
monitor or examine any emails received by its email system.

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Perth & Kinross Council, Culture Perth and Kinross or TACTRAN.
It is possible for email to be falsified and the sender cannot be
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Information (Scotland) Act should be directed to the Freedom of
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Dear Perth & Kinross,

Thank you very much for your response to my request.

Yours sincerely,

Robert McLaren