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Data for financial year ending 31 January 2018

The Associated Board Of The Royal Schools Of Music

  • Income

    £49.8M

  • Spending

    £48.1M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 292182 Company no. 1926395

Contact details

Public address

  • Associated Board Of The Royal, Schools Of Music, 4 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5AU

Aims & activities

ABRSM motivates musical achievement through internationally recognised examination and assessment of students, professional development of teachers and provision of published resources and online learning via its websites, apps and audio and video resources. ABRSM makes significant donations towards music education each year including scholarships to the four Royal Schools of Music.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • People with disabilities
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information

Income and Endowments:

£49.8M

* £105.0K investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£48.1M

Assets and liabilities

  • £3.1M Own use assets
  • £1.4M Long term investments
  • £-21.2M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £28.4M Other assets
  • £13.8M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Charitable spending ratios

97%
99%
3%

Charitable objects

A. THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE ARTS SCIENCES AND SKILLS OF MUSIC, SPEECH AND DRAMA THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM AND OVERSEAS. B. THE PROMOTION OF EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION IN AND THE STUDY AND APPRECIATION OF MUSIC, SPEECH AND DRAMA AND THE DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THE SAME.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 12/06/1985 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 25/07/2000 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 01/09/2011

Area of benefit

National And Overseas

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Abrsm

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 13 Trustees
  • 169 Employees
  • 290 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Professor Colin James Lawson Conservatoires Uk Up-to-date
The Elgar Foundation Up-to-date
Alan John Robertson Smith None on record
Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood None on record
Kevin Porter None on record
Judith Barber None on record
Prof Linda Merrick The Pitfield Trust Up-to-date
Dr John Gallacher None on record
David Roper None on record
Douglas Frank Gardner None on record
Prof Jeffrey Neil Sharkey Conservatoires Uk Up-to-date
Jeremy Wilfrid Heap None on record
Damian Mark Alan Wisniewski None on record
Antony John Hales (Chair) None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saint Vincent
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts And Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • The Bahamas
  • The Gambia
  • Throughout England And Wales
  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe