We are delighted to be back to face-to-face classes after Easter.
Our classes are smaller now and, where practical, are taught outside.
Students should wear an warm base layer under their uniform as we work
with windows and doors open to maximise ventilation.
Classes are delivered online via zoom when we are unable to deliver face-to-face classes.
In face-to-face lessons students must observe social distancing throughout whilst on the premises.
All students must use anti-bac hand gel on arrival and Inter & Advanced students must wear a mask in classes. Parents, siblings and friends are not allowed in the school building for any reason.
Staff follow a strict cleaning and sanitising rota and all spaces are cleaned between lessons throughout the day.
If a student, or someone they have come into close contact with is unwell with
symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 then the student must not attend classes.
For our full COVID-19 safety policy, please read the documents below.
If sessions are cancelled, it may be that we add them onto the end
of the term, ie. extending the term. Any decisions would be made depending on the specific
conditions and reasons for closure. It is not possible to make specific plans for an unknown.
Our teaching staff endeavour to deliver quality classes either online or face-to-face.
If it is not possible to deliver online classes, any fees paid for classes that don't take place
will be carried over to when it is safe to deliver them.
We aim to keep our fees as affordable as possible, however, the effects of
Covid-19 regulation have meant our running costs have rocketed, with smaller classes,
larger premises and increased rent to include cleaning time between each class,
additional staff and increased insurance costs. Having taken a break from Saturday classes
in spring and summer and having been unable to deliver our regular school placement classes for
10 months, we are, like so many performance companies trying our very best to ensure we survive this terrible time. Unlike the large profit making theatre we have received no funds from the government or Arts Council and as a not for profit organisation do not have the resources to survive without your continued support, understanding and encouragement.
Thank you for sticking with us through all this.