BBC article by Kevin Peachy on the cost of music tuition for schoolchildren, including a quote by Conor Ryan.

Groups such as the Sutton Trust believe that more money can be diverted to ensure that poorer youngsters can benefit from this “cultural capital”.

Conor Ryan, director of research at the charity, says that this could come from the pupil premium – extra funding designed to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils aged from four to 16.

“We would like to see a proportion of the money that schools get [through the pupil premium] made available through vouchers for either parents or schools to enable them to buy extra lessons in subjects like music,” he says.

Read the full article here. Watch the report on BBC News Channel Your Money here.

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