Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
Mansion Drive, Tring, HP23 5LX, Hertfordshire
Co-educational Boarding & Day
|Principal||Mr Stefan Anderson|
|Date Appointed||September 2002|
|Co-ed Age Range||8-19 years|
|Number of pupils||370|
|Number of boys||112|
|Number of girls||258|
|Number of boarders||221|
|Number of sixth formers||171|
|Day fees per annum||£15,405 - £24,885|
|Boarding fees per annum||£26,190 - £37,605|
|Associations||BSA, ISCis, ISA, SofH|
Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is the UK's leading vocational and academic boarding and day school. We offer an exceptional opportunity to young people aged 8 - 19, enabling them to study a dual curriculum with specialist training in the performing arts alongside an exceptional academic education.
Pupils are provided with the necessary training required to forge influential careers in the performing arts; with notable alumni including Daisy Ridley, Lily James, Drew McOnie, Ella Henderson and Joe Griffiths-Brown. Alternatively, if pupils wish to do so, they can secure places at top Russell Group universities, with many of our alumni becoming lawyers, doctors and scientists.
Entrance is via audition. Scholarships are available for the dance course via the Government's Music and Dance Scheme and Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs) for Sixth Form. School scholarships and bursaries are available for the Acting, Musical Theatre and Commercial Music courses.
Performance Foundation - Lower and Middle School Course
In Lower School, the course aims to build confidence and performance skills whilst consolidating basic technique. Pupils on the Performance Foundation Course take part in core technique classes in classical ballet, modern and tap dance, solo and group singing classes and acting classes which cover script work, voice work and improvisation.
In Middle School, pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills and talents in technique classes and live performances, so that they can make the right choices about the future direction of their career and education. Pupils will continue to study core classes in ballet, modern and tap dance, solo and group singing and acting.
Dance - Lower, Middle and Sixth Form Course
At Sixth Form level, students study classical ballet, contemporary and jazz dance. The curriculum is enhanced by additional classes in pointe work, repertoire, virtuosity, pas de deux, body conditioning, weights classes, Pilates and commercial dance. Second year students continue to develop their skills and the contemporary improvisation is introduced. During the third year of training, dancers join Encore Dance Company and have the opportunity to work with internationally known guest professional choreographers.
Commercial Music - Sixth Form Course
The two-year Commercial Music Course focuses on Pop, Rock and Jazz music. The creative aspects of the Commercial Music Course allow students to write original material, create their own arrangements and write for commissions.
Acting - Sixth Form Course
The two-year Acting Course includes classes covering: voice, classical and modern text, physical theatre, movement for actors, acting study, improvisation, dance and singing. All students on the Acting Course also benefit from screen acting lessons and workshops. A strong theatre company ethos is fostered as part of the Acting Course activities, and students participate in a variety of performances throughout the year.
Musical Theatre - Sixth Form Course
The two-year Musical Theatre Course provides students looking to forge a career in the performing arts with a strong understanding and knowledge of technique in the three essential specialist skills. Students study an intensive two-year course focussed on singing, dance and acting.