Report of the Principal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Members considered a report of the Principal of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) regarding a review of funding to the Guildhall School Trust for Scholarships for 2022/23 and 2023/24.
The Board noted the emphasis on reference to these as scholarships rather than bursaries given that they were awarded on merit rather than any means-tested requirement; the GSMD website outlined the differences in these and how to apply for each.
It was clarified that the confidential watermark on Appendix 1 had been included in error, and that the information included was in fact able to be shared publicly. The Chair thanked the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for fulfilling the Board’s request to implement anonymous reporting.
A Member however felt that individuals were still able to be identified from the information included in the Appendix and suggested it be reclassified as non-public. The Town Clerk, alongside officers at GSMD, agreed to review this.