Students must enrol prior to commencing lessons each year.  Application forms will be emailed to existing students with their Easter invoices.


All fees are due in advance and must be paid by the third week of term. Failure to pay fees in good time may result in forfeiture of place. Fees will not be refunded if a student cancels lessons during the term. Fees may be paid directly to SSCM or in the school during the first week of each term.


SSCM prepares students for the practical exams of Rockschool.co.uk. There are two exams sessions per year (subject to numbers) and students are entered at the discretion of their teacher. Exam fees for the RSL must be paid on time. Failure to pay the fees by the closing date means students will not be entered for the exam. Exam fees are non-refundable.

Missed classes and punctuality

Students must attend their lessons at scheduled times. Teachers are not obliged to reschedule lessons missed by students or give extra time to absent or late students. If a teacher is unable to attend a lesson a deputy teacher may be appointed – if none are available, the class will be made up at a mutually convenient time or the fee credited.


SSCM must be notified of the withdrawal of a student from lessons. Adjustments to invoices or refunds can only be made after the date of this formal notification.

Note: Photographs

From time to time photographs and/or video may be taken of students for publicity purposes. Unless otherwise stated, submission of signed enrolment forms will be regarded as permission for use.

Sligo School of Contemporary Music Missed Lessons Policy

  • If a student misses a lesson for any reason the Sligo School of Contemporary Music will endeavour to make up the lesson. However, no assurance or guarantee can be given.
  • Parents/guardians are to inform the tutor as soon as possible if their children are going to miss a lesson.
  • If a student misses a series of lessons due to illness or injury Sligo School of Contemporary Music will make every effort to accommodate that student.
  • If a tutor misses a lesson for any reason, it is the tutor’s responsibility to make up the lesson. An alternative lesson will be offered to the student within the term or a financial credit will be given.