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    Admissions & Fees

    Admissions & Fees

    Introduction
    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
     

    Fee Paying Place School Fees:

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    Admission Procedures

    In the first instance, students send in an application form with their school report and any other relevant information.
    Prospective students 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. Students will also be required to take a full academic test including an English test (creative writing and comprehension) and a maths test. 
     
    Full school reports will be considered and a reference might be requested from each potential student's current school.
     

    Fee Paying Application form:

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    Scholarship & Bursaries
    The Sylvia Young Theatre School offers one full scholarship and other limited bursary awards each year.
    Scholarship/bursary auditions are for those students entering school Years 7 & 8 in September.
     
    Audition Process
    Applicants will be grouped according to age and will take part in workshops in all three vocational subjects - Drama / Singing / Dance. Applicants can book either an AM or PM Session (depending on availability).
    Selected applicants will be invited back to attend a recall and final audition where they will be asked 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 online in January.