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Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) funding information

The Academy of Northern Ballet is striving to ensure that talented students can access training, regardless of family or financial background. If you have a query or concern regarding fees please contact the Academy team to discuss.

The full cost of the course is £3,649 per year (based on costs for September 2015) and means tested financial support is available to successful applicants supported by The Department for Education . Please note that from Level 4 and above there is £75 top-up fee bringing the course cost to £3,724.

The following information is from the academic year 2014-2015 but can be used as a base to estimate figures for academic year 2015-2016.

Amount of grant

The full amount of grant is approximately £3,649 a year. You will not have to make any contribution if your family income before tax is £29,927 or less (after deducting £2030 for each dependent child in the family) in the tax year ending April 2014. If your family income is more you will receive a smaller grant and will need to make a contribution as detailed in the following table.

Relevant income Amount of grant Amount of contribution
Up to £29,927 £3,649 nil
£29,927 to £33,917 £3,284 £365
£33,918 to £37,908 £2,918 £731
£37,909 to £41,889 £2,554 £1,095
£41,900 to £45,889 £2,189 £1,460
£45,890 to £49,879 £1,824 £1,825
£49,880 to £53,871 £1,460 £2,189
£53,872 to £57,861 £1,095 £2,554
£57,862 to £61,851 £730 £2,919
£61,852 to £65,839 £366 £3,283
Over £65,840 nil £3,649

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The next step

Should you be successful in your application you may be able to get help towards your contribution from other sources - please contact the Academy of Northern Ballet to discuss this. Parental contributions may be paid in instalments over the year. Suitable payment plans can be discussed individually following the offer of a place.

Travel and dancewear

Students may apply for financial assistance with travel and dancewear costs. Applications can be made on a yearly basis, and assistance is means-tested.