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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.

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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 2020

    The Sylvia Young Theatre School is offering one full scholarship and other limited bursary awards (means tested) to commence in September 2020 until the winners reach official school leaving age of 16yrs.  

    Scholarship auditions are for students entering school years 7 & 8 in September 2020 who were born between the following dates:

    Entering Year 7 01/09/2008 – 31/08/2009 inclusive.
    Entering Year 8 01/09/2007 – 31/08/2008 inclusive.

    All applicants will be invited to submit an online application along with an audition self tape. A self-tape is an audition the applicant films on their own and then sends in remotely and then is submitted  electronically via email.

    Applicants will be asked to prepare all three of the following;
    • two short acting pieces (provided by SYTS on your automated completed application confirmation email)
    • a song of applicant's choice (no longer than 2 minutes)
    • a dance of applicant's choice (no longer than 1 minute)

    Applicants need to complete a detailed online registration form.

    All correspondence will be sent via email. A registration payment of £15 per applicant will be required during your online registration process. Credit & debit cards accepted. Selected applicants will be invited to audition

    Self tape open date
    Monday 6th January 2020
    Self tape closing date
    Now closed

    Audition for selected applicants stage 1 will either be
    Tuesday 18th February 2020
    Final Audition for selected applicants stage 2
    Tuesday 25th February 2020

    SYTS Scholarship/Bursaries are not open to any current Full Time student attending SYTS.

    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.