• Petitioned Rt. Hon David Laws MP

This petition was delivered to:

Minister of State for Schools
Rt. Hon David Laws MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Shadow Deputy Prime Minister
Harriet Harman

Please reconsider the new changes to DaDA funding.

    1. Jayne Anstis
    2. Petition by

      Jayne Anstis

      Bristol, United Kingdom

There is no state provision for specialist Classical Ballet or Musical Theatre training in Wales, England or Ireland. Currently training for Ballet and Performing Arts is only accessible to those on very low incomes or very high incomes making training impossible to most families in the UK. If accessing training was available via student loans and maintenance loans tuition would be more accessable to all potential students.

To:
Rt. Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools
Harriet Harman, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Shadow Deputy Prime Minister
Reconsider the changes to Dada funding and make the sliding scales fairer or in line with current University student loans and maintenance loans to improve accessibility to these courses for all potential students.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Kerry Weston BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Sliding scale must be made fairer many middle earners with talented children are not going to be able to afford fees including ourselves

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    • Anne-Marie Marriott CANTERBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Equal opportunities for all

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    • Jane Wadey STEVENAGE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      I won't be able to afford for my daughter to attend further drama training without financial support.

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    • LOUISA DAMON NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      To support the continued training of many talented performers

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    • Rebecca Humes WARE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      My daughter attends ballet school and I am on a low income, money has to be borrowed. The government contributes nothing to my daughter's education unless she goes to a state school. This is unfair as I pay my taxes.

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