Tapton School Academy Trust

Tapton School Academy Trust launches fundraising campaign to run GCSE music at Tapton School

The Trust aims to raise £12,000 to allow pupils at Tapton School to study their preferred course from September 2019.

The campaign has been launched following the announcement in early March that GCSE music would not run for Y10s in September 2019, as too few students had opted to study the subject.

At the time, Adrian May and Kat Rhodes, Co-Headteachers at Tapton School, said: "Music and the Arts continues to be a core part of the KS3 curriculum.

In 2019/20, too few students have chosen to take music at GCSE, in the current climate of educational cuts."

School funding is having a significant impact on the breadth of experience being offered to young people in the city. The Trust is asking for the support of its community to stop this from happening in its schools. 

David Dennis, CEO of Tapton School Academy Trust, said: "We have received a groundswell of support from students, parents and musicians to run GCSE music at Tapton School in September 2019.

£100 from 100 people, with the addition of gift aid, will enable us to run the course and maintain continuous provision of music GCSE within the arts."

Tapton School Academy Trust has confirmed that if the required amount of funding is exceeded, then the additional money received will be used to support the arts within Tapton School.

If the funding received is not sufficient to run the GCSE music course then the funds will be made available to support the arts within Tapton School.

A final decision on the course will be made at the end of May.

A donation page has been launched via Virgin Money Giving:


Other ways to donate:

- Parents of students at Tapton School can make a donation via ParentPay. Follow the ParentPay link on the Tapton School website www.taptonschool.co.uk
-If you are not a parent of a student at Tapton School please contact the finance department at the school on 0114 267 1414 to arrange a donation.