All candidates are required to attend an entrance audition for the school. If a Scholarship, Music and Dance Scheme Award or a Post 16 Dance Award has been applied for, the suitability of your son/daughter to return for a final audition for one of these places will be considered at the time of the entrance audition.
Following the entrance audition you will be advised whether or not your son/daughter has been successful. If they have been successful they will be offered a normal place and if suitable, they will be invited back to the final audition for a Scholarship or an Award as detailed below.
Suitability for a funded place is determined on talent and potential at the time of audition. All final auditions usually take place in March and successful candidates are offered places to start in the following September. Candidates not offered funding after the final audition will be placed on a reserve list for a funded place until 1st September of that year.
The School offers a number of scholarships each year, for entry into the Lower School and for entry into the Upper School. These are open to new pupils, existing Third Year Prep (Year 6) pupils moving up to First Form (Year 7) and existing Fifth Form (Year 11) pupils entering the Sixth Form (Year 12).
Scholarships will usually be awarded to those wishing to follow the Theatre Arts, Drama, Musical Theatre or Performance Foundation Course. The value of the Scholarships is dependent on the results of a means-testing process. Auditions usually take place in the Spring Term.
In exceptional circumstances the School may be able to offer some financial assistance to current pupils whose families have a significant change in financial circumstances.
There are Government assisted places for talented classical dancers of which Tring Park normally has a small number to offer each year, usually to children aged eleven.
The parental contribution to the fees is means- tested. Some additional costs are also paid for by the scheme. Those reaching an audition for an MDS place will be given further details at the time. These auditions normally take place in the Spring Term.
Music and Dance Scheme
The Dance and Drama Awards are scholarships offering greatly reduced tuition fees and income-assessed support with living and learning costs at some of the leading independent dance and drama schools in England. They are funded by the Education Funding Agency. For further information on these awards go to dadainfo.org.uk
Government-funded Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs) will continue to be available in 2013/14, for new students starting courses as well as continuing learners. Awards for new students will however now be income assessed for both school fees and maintenance on the basis of a national scale – with students from lower income families contributing less and those from higher income families contributing more. Arrangements for existing students who will be entering their second or third year of study in 2013 will remain unchanged, until these students have finished their courses.
All funding is subject to review and satisfactory performance and development of the pupil.
Former Tring Park students perform at Buckingham Palace
Former Tring Park student gains a contract to the English National Ballet Company
Former Tring Park student stars in The Color Purple