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    The aim of the school is to offer places only to those prospective students who demonstrate that they will be able to take full advantage of the education the Sylvia Young Theatre School is able to offer. This decision will be made on the basis of their performance in auditions, the academic tests and information made available to the school. We are committed to ensuring that admission decisions are made through a process that is free of any discrimination on the grounds of disability; race; ethnic or national origin or gender. The school must also feel reasonably sure that we are able to educate and develop the prospective pupil to the best of his or her potential, so that the pupil will have a happy, fulfilling and successful school career. These aims must continue to be met throughout the pupil's time at the school. 
    Admission to the school normally takes place at age 10 in year 6 or at age 11 in year 7. Admission at other ages may be possible, depending on the availability of places.

    School Fees:

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    Fee Paying Application form:

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    Admission Procedures
    In the first instance, complete the online application form uploading student's latest full school report and photograph.
    Applicants will be invited to attend an audition where they will be asked to perform;
    • two acting pieces (supplied by the school). 
    • a song of applicants choice.
    • a dance of applicants choice. 
    There will be an admissions panel made up from the academic and the vocational department who will make observations as to the potential shown. Applicants will also be required to take a full academic test including an English test (creative writing and comprehension) and a maths test. 

    Scholarship & Bursaries

    The Sylvia Young Theatre School offers one full scholarship and other limited bursary awards (means tested) each year.
    Scholarship/bursary auditions are for those students entering school Years 7 & 8 in September.
    Audition Process
    Applicants - will be asked to submit an online application form along with their audition self tape  in Drama / Singing / Dance. (Drama pieces set by the school).
    Successful selected applicants -  will then be invited to perform their individual pieces to a panel.  
    Audition fee of £15 plus £2 online booking fee.
    SYTS Scholarship/Bursaries are not open to any current Full Time student attending SYTS.

    Full details of how to apply will be available January 2020.

    Open day

    Our school open day is for prospective students entering Year 6 & 7.

    Next date:  2020

    Our school is unique in that the week is divided into two - Monday-Wednesday students follow their academic studies and Thursday-Friday students follow their vocational programme. 

    To give you an insight at how the school operates over the week parents will take a guided tour and view students in their vocational classes. Our Headteacher has arranged for selection of students academic books to view, school work will be on display and a Q&A session will be available with school Management team. 

    The school will be very busy and places are limited.

    Tours will take approximately 1hr.