Terms Times

School Policy

Term Dates – Winter Term 2020

Please note, the Christmas Performance schedule will be available in due course.

5th Sept
12th Sept
19th Sept
26th Sept

3rd Oct
10th Oct
17th Oct
24th Oct
31st Oct – Recorded Performances.

Month of November -Due to government restrictions, we are now offering zoom sessions with the child’s class teacher, weekly tasks will be set, marked or individual video feedback given – age appropriate. All fees are to be paid as normal. We would like to thank our supportive parents and families for your kind wishes and messages of support. They are greatly appreciated at this time.

7th Nov – Zoom classes.
14th Nov – Zoom classes.
21st Nov – Zoom classes.
28th Nov – Zoom classes.

5th Dec – Show Day – Classes to return to normal – Recorded Performances to take place.
6th Dec – Show Day – Christmas Party in the safety of class bubbles.

Spring Term Dates 2021

9th Jan

LAMDA Exams will take place in March – dates and times TBC.
16th Jan
23rd Jan
30th Jan

6th Feb
13th Feb
20th Feb
27th Feb

6th March
13th March
20th March
27th March

(3rd April No classes – Easter Bank Holiday Weekend)

Summer Term 2021
10th April
Monday 12th to Friday 16th -Easter Holiday Club.
17th April
24th April

1st May
8th May
15th May
22nd May
29th May

5th June
12th June
19th June Show Day (8-7pm)
20th June Show Day (8-7pm)
26th June Show Day (8-7pm)
27th June Show Day (8-7pm)

3rd July
10th July
17th July
24th July.

Monday 26th to Friday 30th July Summer School.

School Fees

Acting Up offers the first session free of charge as a taster session, followed by a 6 week trial period where fees can be paid weekly before the session until you are happy your child has settled and Theatre School is something they wish to continue. After this time fees are to be paid on a term by term basis. As a parent/guardian you will be held responsible for payment, even if your child does not attend a class. This encourages regular attendance that will enable your child to progress more quickly. Only in the event of severe weather conditions and school closure will a session be refunded. This will appear in the form of a credit on the following terms invoice. Pupils with outstanding invoices will be asked to stop lessons until the balance is cleared. School fee's depend on the age of your child and which classes he/she attends, please contact us for further information.


It is compulsory that all pupils attend in school uniform. Hair must be well groomed for all subjects and jewellery should not be worn at any time. Only pupils who are in their trial period will be allowed into lessons without uniform. Uniform can be order at Theatre School or by email or telephone. Uniform order sheets can be found in reception, uniform can only be collect when it has been paid for.  

Should I expect to pay additional fees?

No, unlike other school's we do not charge for extra rehearsals.  When working towards productions we aim to keep costumes to a minimum in order to keep cost low for parents. However, on some occasions parents will be asked to pay a costume hire fee of £5.00.

Child Protection

At Acting Up, we recognise the importance of providing a safe and secure environment for all our students. All members of our staff, whether paid or volunteering, are required to apply on a regular basis for Enhanced Clearance through the DBS.  Acting Up children are taught by highly specialised teachers & instructors. In addition the children are supervised by our principal and cared for by our teaching assistants & chaperones. We encourage anyone of any age who has ANY concerns about a child to contact either the school principal or a LADO officer without hesitation.

A copy of our schools full Child Protection documents can be given upon request.

Data Protection

By completing a registration form you give permission to keep the above data on record for 12 months for the purposes of emergency and internal advertising/communication after which time your details will be disposed of securely. Parents are required to complete a new form at the start of every academic year. We do not share your personal information with any third parties. It is the parent’s responsibility to inform us of any change in information including telephone numbers and addresses.

A copy of our schools full Data Protection documents can be given upon request.

Pupil Behaviour

We are a theatre school and expect the students to behave with respect for fellow students. We will not tolerate bad behaviour of any kind, including

  • Continual disruption to the running of the school & lessons.
  • Mental/Physical abuse of other members or teachers/principals.
  • Swearing, bad language or inappropriate behaviour.

Should your child exhibit any signs of bad behaviour the principal will decide the most appropriate course of action. It may result in expulsion from the school. Where necessary the parent/guardian will be kept informed.

Medical Information and Special Requirements

You are required to give details of any medical condition, disability, disorder or special requirements Acting Up staff should be aware of including allergies and any medication your child may need to take whilst attending.

Photography and Videos

You give permission for your child to be photographed or recorded in class for any necessary promotion purposes in print, press, social media and any marketing material.

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