Key Announcements and Updates

Welcome to our new website!

  Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by Ross Hammond BSc (Hons), AMBCS, PGCE, MISM | Updates

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website. This website has been significantly upgraded to make it more sophisticated than our previous website, which has severed us well for the past 8 years. 

All current students and their parents (if applicable) have been sent an email to set up their new password for their account. 

Our new website isn't just a face lift, running behind it is a more powerful student and parent portal with the following features: 

  • An improved calendar and lesson notes system which can be synced to any phone or table device.

  • Text message and email reminders for: lesson reminders, invoices, payments and more.

  • Online Documents - this will be used to communicate important information such as: examination information and results.

  • Improved Practise log - you can now use a timer to accurately record your practise, add notes, and if you wish you can add a video clip of anything you are stuck and notify the teacher to get feedback between lessons.

  • Improved messaging facility where you can see a history of all messages that have been sent to you and their content - ensuring you never miss an important message.

  • New announcements page - synced to our Facebook Business Page, so that you never miss an important announcement.

  • Online Card Payments can now be accepted to pay invoices, this service is provided by Stripe (who will charge a small connivence fee). This system can even be used to automatically pay your invoice each month so you don't have to. However, we do still prefer bank transfer. 

Coming Soon: 

  • Online Cancellation - soon you will be able to cancel a lesson if you need to online yourself, through the student and parent portal (subject to the cancellation policy). We will let you know when this feature is available. 

Tier 4 Restrictions - 31st December 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020 by Ross Hammond BSc (Hons), AMBCS, PGCE, MISM | COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update - From December 31st 2020 

As I am sure you all know, Gloucester (along with many other areas) has now been placed in Tier 4 from 31st December 2020. As such my regulator, the ISM, has stated that whilst limited in-person lessons are permitted in tiers 1 to 3, they are not permitted in tier 4, which is essentially a lockdown. 

Therefore in January, all lessons will be taught online, in the usual way. Fortunately, as the majority of students are taught online at the moment you won't notice a change and your lessons will continue as normal. However there are a few additional lesson spaces which have been released online to book now.