General Information

Oundle for Organists 2017 - General Information

Application Dates

The Course Dates are:

  • POTS: 31st March - 2nd April 
  • OfO Abroad: 2nd - 4th April
  • Summer School: 10 - 16th July

Applications for POTS and the Summer School courses should be accompanied by a reference from the applicant’s regular keyboard tutor. Places for OfO Abroad are limited; OfO Abroad applications must therefore be accompanied by evidence of an advanced levely of study. This should be demonstrated by a teacher reference, a list of repertoire recently studied and performed, a brief outline of what you propose to play on the course, and a short personal statement about how you feel you will benefit from the course.

Application Deadlines:

  • POTS: 28th February 
  • OfO Abroad: 10th March 
  • Summer School: 10th June

Please do not send money with your application.


Once we have contacted you offering you a place the payment of fees should be made as follows:

  • POTS: full payment within two weeks
  • OfO Abroad: non-refundable deposit of £50 within one week of acceptance onto the course; balance due by 20 March
  • Summer School: deposit of £200 within two weeks and balance by 10 June

Payment can be made by cheque payable to Oundle Music Trust and sent to:
Oundle for Organists, 4 New Street, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4ED
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:

  • More than one month before the start of the course - 80%
  • Within one month of the start of the course - no refund
  • The OfO Abroad deposit is non-refundable


Many students are able to gain some financial help from their school/college/church/local organists’ association. However, we never like to turn anyone away who really should be benefitting from the OFO experience, but who may genuinely not be able to manage the course fees.

If you wish to apply for a bursary, tick the box on the Application Form here 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.


If your application is successful we will send you details of how to get to us.

Oundle in Northamptonshire is an attractive and historic market town on the A605, 12 miles west of Peterborough with easy road access via A1M or A14. Peterborough station, on the London Kings Cross to Edinburgh line, is a half hour’s drive from Oundle. We can meet certain trains and transport you to Oundle; further advice will be given to you on acceptance to the course.

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