Terms Times

School Policy

Winter Term Dates 2021
Saturday 4th September to Saturday 18th December (15 weeks)Saturday 18th September – Ticket on Sale from reception.
(Tickets can be pre ordered and read to collect. Please pay via bank transfer using payment reference Child’sName/Tickets) OR purchased in cash on the day.
No classes 30th October – Half term.
LAMDA Exams – 30th & 31st October. (Entry deadline 12th September)

11th, 12th, 18th & 19th December – Peter Pan.
Christmas Holidays/ No classes 25th December – 1st January 2022.
Spring Term 2022 commences – Saturday 8th January.

Spring Term 2022 

Saturday 8th January 2022 to Saturday 2nd April 2022 (12 weeks)

No classes Sat 26th Feb – Half Term.

Easter Holiday Activity Week: Monday 11th to Thursday 14th April 2022.

 

Summer Term 2022 

Saturday 23rd April to Friday 23rd July 2022. (13 weeks)

No classes Saturday 4th June – Half Term.

Proposed Show Dates: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June. Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June.

Summer Holiday Activity Week Monday 25th to Friday 29th July.

 

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.

Uniform

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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