Any school can use any of the 250 songs. However, a school, or grouping of schools, may wish to have its own specially written and composed song. Its theme could be anything from local pride (e.g., a regional flavour, maybe of the Isle of Wight) to particular aspects of a school’s tradition. Moreover, it may be wished to have the school motto (and, if in Latin, its meaning in English) embodied in the words.
Since another 3,000 (three thousand) melodies are already available a unique song can be written with the final words coming after correspondence and discussion. Several meetings and even travel etc can be involved and such things can be costly. Standard prices of £300 or £500 or £700 for purchase of sole copyright are proposed.
Colleges and universities
While the present focus is on primary and secondary educational institutions it is noted that many colleges and universities do not have their own song or anthem. The situation needs to be rectified.
Moreover, English-speaking schools, colleges and universities around the world also need something embodying their ethos and values. They, too, should have their own song.