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Sylvia Young Theatre School

Full Time School

Admissions & Open Day


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 school reports/ 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 sure that we are able to educate and develop the prospective student to the best of his or her potential, so that the student will have a happy, fulfilling and successful school career. These aims will continue to be met throughout the student's time at the school. 

This is reflected in the division of our school week. Condensing a regular five-day academic week into a three-day academic week and two days of vocational training.
Applicants need to achieve a good standard academically and be able to cope with a three-day academic week.
This arrangement may not suit all applicants.
 
Admissions are now open for those wanting an immediate start and those entering September 2023.
We do not set an admission deadline and see applicants throughout the year.
 

School Fees

 

Application

 

Mini Prospectus

 

Admission Procedures

In the first instance, complete the online application form uploading student's latest full school report and photograph before preparing any vocational audition.

Vocational Preparation

  • Choose one of the acting pieces (supplied by the school)
  • Prepare a song of your choice (no longer than one minute)
  • Prepare a dance of your choice (no longer than one minute)

Applicants will also be required to take a full academic test including an English test (creative writing and comprehension) and a maths test.
Academic results and school reports must show a sufficient standard and that the applicant will be able to achieve on a three-day academic programme.

Open day

School Open Day tour for prospective parents & children will usually take place in October for applicants commencement in September 2024.

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 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 a selection of students' academic books to be viewed with school work to be on display and an opportunity to meet the school Management team and ask any questions you may have.

Tours will take approximately 1hr. 

Virtual tour

Virtual tour link

Booklet link 

Bursaries 

At this current time we are sorry to say we shall not be offering Scholarship or any bursary awards. We shall review in the Spring term 2023 for September 2023 entry.

The Sylvia Young Theatre School offers very limited bursary awards (means tested) to commence in September until they reach official school-leaving age of 16 years.  

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