Barbara Speake Stage School
2017/18 Scholarship Applications are now available1“Pupils’ achievement in the performing arts is outstanding due to consistently good and outstanding teaching” (Ofsted).2“Pupils’ behaviour and personal development are exemplary” (Ofsted).3

Admissions

Early Years & Reception

The minimum age for entry into the full time school is 3 years of age for inclusion in to the Early Years setting, under the direction of Miss Elizabeth Joseph. Interviews can be arranged by contacting the school.

Junior School

Year 1 - 6 ( Age 5 - 11) In the first instance a completed application form should be sent to the school with a copy of the most recent full school report, showing a reasonable academic level having been achieved, together with a photograph size photograph. The applicant will then be invited in for an interview with the Principal and admissions panel for which there is a £20.00 fee.

Year 6 Students

In addition to the above, Year 6 students are required to perform a song, dance, and acting piece/poem of their choice, however they can choose to perform 1 or all disciplines to show their strengths.

Senior School

Year 7 - 11 (Age 11 -16)

Students are admitted in Years 7 - 9, however in exceptional circumstances Year 10 admissions will be considered. In the first instance a completed application form should be sent to the school together with a passport size photograph, copy of the most recent full school report, showing a good academic level having been achieved. The applicant will then be invited in for an interview with the Principal and admissions panel for which there is a £20.00 fee.

At interview all students are required to perform a song, dance, and acting piece/poem of their choice, however they can choose to perform 1 or all disciplines to show their strengths.

SEN & AEN

For students with Statements of Special Educational Needs or with AEN requirements, the school has limited resources and no special unit.

If a child is assessed by us as having a specific learning difficulty whilst at the school, a discussion with the parent(s) will decide the best course of action to be taken to meet the needs of the child concerned.

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