General Information

Oundle for Organists 2018 - General Information

Application Dates

The Course Dates are:

  • POTS: 12th - 14th April 
  • OfO Abroad: 9th - 12th April
  • Summer School: 9th - 15th July

Applications for all courses should be accompanied by a reference by your regular organ (or piano) teacher or, in the case of OfO Abroad, by a teacher or employer/colleague.

Application deadlines:

  • POTS – Wednesday, 28 March 2018
  • OfO Abroad – Monday, 12 March 2018
  • Summer School – Friday, 8 June 2018

Please do not send money with your application.

Fees and Travel

Once we have offered you a place, payment should be made as follows:

  • POTS: full fee within two weeks.
  • OfO Abroad: £50 deposit within one week of acceptance; balance by 12 March.
  • Summer School: £200 deposit within two weeks of acceptance; balance by 8 June.

Details of how to pay and travel instructions will be provided with the offer of a place. These payment deadlines may be flexible for bursary applicants – we will advise on acceptance.

Payment can be made by cheque payable to Oundle Music Trust and sent to:
Oundle for Organists, 4 New Street, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4EA
Payment can also be made by bank transfer (details provided with offer of place) or by credit card by telephoning the OfO office (01832 274919).

Please note that there are discounts available for those who apply by certain deadlines for the Summer School (see the Summer School page). Early application is encouraged for all our courses.

Refund Policy

In the event of cancellation by the applicant the refund of fees will be as follows:

  • 1 month or more before course start date - 80%
  • No refund within 1 month of course start date
  • The deposit for OfO Abroad is not refundable

Bursaries

We have never turned away a student for financial reasons. We can help you find funding, and also have a limited number of bursaries ourselves, including a bursary fund for students from the USA. 

If you wish to apply for a bursary, tick the box on the application form and fill in a bursary application form here.  We will then send you advice on various funding bodies to approach yourself, and in some cases can offer assistance from our own limited pool of bursary funds, donated to us by generous benefactors. Please do not let finances stop you from applying; we will do all we can to enable you to attend our courses.

Pastoral Care

OfO prides itself on its pastoral care. Our house parents, drivers, tutors, and staff create a warm, welcoming atmosphere where all students can thrive. View our child protection policy on our website.


‘From the moment you greeted everyone, we were set at ease that this was the perfect place for (our son)’ – Parent of 2017 Summer School student

OFO reserves the right to make changes to the courses advertised on this website if unforeseen circumstances arise.

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