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Sylvia Young Theatre School

Full Time School

Admissions & Open Day


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.
Entering Year 9 September 2023
Limited places only. Please complete the application form.
Entering Year 10 September 2024
Limited places only  Please complete the application form. We do prefer students to have joined by Easter term in Year 9.
We do not set an admission deadline and see applicants throughout the year.

School Fees


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 take place on;

19th October 2023
20th October 2023

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. 

To book your appointment please click here

Virtual tour link

Virtual tour link
Booklet link 


Bursary Awards 2023

For exceptional Singers, Dancers or Actors.
Now closed.