Services For Education (Charity no. 1148848) uses the power of learning and of music to create and build confidence amongst children, young people, adults and communities across the city of Birmingham.  Our mission is to bring music and learning to life.  We believe that every young person should be able to grow up to be the very best that they can be, regardless of their background.  To this end the charity was formed in 2012 to provide more opportunities for children of all ages and abilities in Birmingham to reach their full potential. 

We bring learning and music to life.

Our work comprises:

  • Music provision – working with young people, schools and a number of strategic partners, we enable, enhance and enrich the music education available to students in and around Birmingham.

  • School Support – we offer a comprehensive programme of professional development and school improvement for those working across the education sector, aiming to improve practice, policy and ethos in leadership and strategic management, workforce and curriculum development.

  • Pupil & Parent Support – where appropriate, we offer specialist mentors to work with families and/or individual pupils to support children’s emotional health and wider learning, in partnership with school staff.

  • Private Music lessons – with over 50 years’ experience of delivering music education we have started two new Birmingham-based Music Schools seeking to bring music to the masses through provision of high-quality lessons and access to free instrument loans for people of all ages.

Our charity is overseen by a dynamic board of Trustees:

Chair of Trustees: Martin Chitty

Trustees:  Sarah Smith, Selwyn Calvin, Matthew Clements-Wheeler, Laura Williams, Mark Bolton, Paul Davies and Clive Stone


Services For Education Limited

Registered Number: 07739831
Registered Charity in England and Wales: 1148848

CE: Sharon Bell

Registered Address:
Unit 3 Holt Court
Holt Street
Birmingham Science Park Aston
B7 4AX

We have three main offers

our charitable projects

our values are extremely important to us

Our mission is to provide services in support of excellence in the teaching, learning, and wellbeing of
young people and adults. We do this by applying these principles:

We do with Passion

we've also won awards for our charity

music and drama awards

2021 Winners
outstanding Music education Resource

music and drama awards

2021 Winners


2019 Winners
Excellence in Training and Education

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2019 Winners
Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community

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2018 Winners
Contribution to Education


2018 Winners
Music Education Council Major Award


2018 Silver winners
Birmingham schools' brass band championship sections


2020 Finalist
Excellence in Sales & Marketing

music and drama awards

2019 Finalist
Excellence in SEND for Music and Drama


2019 Finalists
Education Resources Awards THE EDUCATIONAL BOOK AWARD

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2018 Finalist
Birmingham Post Business Non-Profit organisation award


2018 Finalists
Excellence in Contributing to the Community