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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.

Course fees

The full cost of the course from September 2022 is £3,840 per year. 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 £3,915.

Funding grants

Using the table below you will be able to work out an estimation of the grant you could be entitled to. You will not have to make any contribution if your family income before tax is £31,481 or less (after deducting £2,156 estimated for each dependent child in the family) in the tax year ending April 2022. 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.

Income brackets 22-23 

Relevant family income** Amount of grant awarded Parental Contribution
Up to £31,481 £3,840 nil
£31,482 to £35,680 £3,454 £386
£35681 to £39,877 £3,070 £770
£39,878 to £44,129 £2,661 £1,179
£44,130 to £48,273 £2,287 £1,553
£48,274 to £52,470 £1,909 £1,931
£52,471 to £57,124 £1,537 £2,303
£57,125 to £60,867 £1,152 £2,688
£60,868 to £65,065 £769 £3,071
£69,260 and above nil £3,840

*Please note this is the updated information from the DfE- these are the current income bands and grants for 2021-22 these are subject to change for 2022-2023 any following academic years and should be used as a guide only. For further information please visit

**After deducting £2,156 per dependent including the grant holder

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.

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