Tring Park School for the Performing Arts stands at the forefront of specialist performing arts education in the UK. Tring Park also offers a full and rounded education to GCSE, BTEC and A level (up to 23 A level subjects), in an atmosphere of high academic performance. At Tring Park talented young people from 8–19 specialise in Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre or Commercial Music, whilst gaining excellent academic qualifications. Entrance is via audition and scholarships are available for Dance via the Government's Music and Dance Scheme. School scholarships and bursaries are available for Drama and Musical Theatre.
Pupils perform regularly both in Tring Park's Markova Theatre as well as in London, throughout the UK and Europe. Musical Theatre productions include: Calamity Jane, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rodgers & Hart's Babes in Arms, Guys and Dolls and Cabaret. Tring Park provides 25 young ballet dancers to perform annually in the Christmas production of Nutcracker and Le Corsaire with English National Ballet at the London Coliseum. It also provides dancers for English National Ballet productions at the Royal Albert Hall. Six pupils have played the part of Billy in Billy Elliot in the West End and on tour, another joined the cast of Matilda in the role of Lavender and current pupils Harley Bird is the voice of the famous cartoon character Peppa Pig. In 2016 the Tring Park choir "The Sixteen” won the BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year.
Daisy Ridley - Rey in Star Wars and Murder on the Orient Express
Lily James - Cinderella, the BBC adaptation of War and Peace and Romeo and Juliet
Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay - ITV's Downton Abbey
Bryony Hannah and Helen George - BBC1's Call the Midwife
Nafisa Baba - winner BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2017
Drew McOnie - 2016 Olivier Award winner and director of the Musical King Kong on Broadway;
Dance companies including:
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Danish Royal Ballet
English National Ballet
See www.tringpark.com/alumni for further information.
Tring Park also has considerable academic success with students entering Russell Group universities and another who was awarded a Scholarship to study English at Churchill College, Cambridge. Other students have left to read Medicine, Law and and Engineering whilst others are working in stage management and in other performance-related industries.