Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
Tring Park provides a unique community for talented young people, regardless of means or background, who have a passion for Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre or Commercial Music alongside a fine, traditional academic education to GCSE and A Level. We nurture creativity and aim for excellence at all times. Tring Park is dedicated to the provision of a challenging and diverse learning experience within a supportive environment.
Mr S Anderson (Principal)
Religious affiliation: Church of England/Interdenominational
Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding
Gender profile: Coeducational
Tring Park School for the Performing Arts fees:
Boarding fees per term:
£8,730 to £12,535
Day fees per term:
£5,135 to £8,295
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
919 / 6041
Boys - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 8 to 19 (54)
Boarding: 8 to 18 (58)
Sixth form: (47)
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 8 to 19 (97)
Boarding: 8 to 18 (162)
Sixth form: (120)
The School offers Scholarships for all Vocational Courses and Music and Dance Scheme Awards for Dancers.
All candidates are required to attend an entrance audition for the school. If a School Scholarship or a Music and Dance Scheme Award has been applied for, the suitability of your son/daughter to return for a final audition for one of these awards will be considered at the time of the entrance audition.
Following the entrance audition you will be advised whether or not your son/daughter has been successful and, if suitable, they will be invited back to the final audition for a School Scholarship or an Award as detailed below.
Suitability for a funded place is determined on talent and potential at the time of audition. All final auditions usually take place in February or March of each year and successful candidates are offered places to start in the following September.
School Scholarships: Theatre Arts (First – Third Form), Performance Foundation (Fourth-Fifth Form), Musical Theatre, Acting and Commercial Music (Sixth Form).
The school offers a number of Scholarships each year for entry into the Lower School and for entry into the Upper School. These are open to new pupils, existing Prep Three pupils moving up to First Form and existing Fifth Form pupils entering the Lower Sixth Form. Scholarships will be awarded to those wishing to follow the following courses: Theatre Arts, Performance Foundation, Acting, Musical Theatre or Commercial Music. All Scholarships awarded will be 10% of the termly fees in recognition of talent. An additional amount (a Scholarship Bursary) may be awarded assessed on family income. Parents of all candidates will be required to complete a Financial Form for this purpose.
School Scholarships: Sixth Form Dance
From September 2017 the School has introduced Scholarships for entry into the Sixth Form. These are open to new pupils and existing Fifth Form pupils entering Lower Sixth Form. All Scholarships awarded will be 10% of the termly fees in recognition of talent. An additional amount of funding (a Scholarship Bursary) may be awarded assessed on family income. Parents of all candidates will be required to complete a Financial Form for this purpose. These scholarships have replaced Dance & Drama Awards for pupils entering the Lower Sixth Form and will be administered along similar, but not precise lines to the Dance & Drama Awards. However unlike Dance & Drama Awards, the Scholarships will not be restricted to families with incomes below £90,000.00 but will be assessed in line with other School Scholarships. Dance & Drama Awards are still held by the school third year Sixth Form pupils.
Music and Dance Scheme Awards (UK residency criteria must be met.)
These are Government assisted places for talented classical dancers of which the school normally has a small number to offer each year. We would usually offer these to eleven year olds but this can vary. Awards are not available for those whose family income is above £183,000.00 (First – Fifth Form), £194,000.00 (Sixth Form) if a Boarding place is required and £162,000.00 (First- Fifth Form), £176,000.00 (Sixth Form) for a Day place. These figures are the approximate current thresholds and may change for the next academic year. The parental contribution to the fees is determined by means testing on an annual basis, as dictated by the Government. Some additional costs are also paid for by the scheme. Those invited for an audition for a Music and Dance Scheme award will be given further details at the time.
Bursaries: in exceptional circumstances the school may be able to offer some financial assistance to current pupils whose families had a significant change in financial circumstances.
Please note that all funding is subject to review and satisfactory performance and
development of the pupil.
Scholarships & Bursaries offered
- Drama scholarships
- Music scholarships
- Sixth Form scholarships
- H M Forces discounts
- Sibling discounts
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Hardship awards for existing pupils
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies