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Sylvia Young Theatre School

Full Time School

Admissions & Open Day


The aim of the school is to offer places only to those prospective students who demonstrate that they will be able to take full advantage of the education the Sylvia Young Theatre School is able to offer. This decision will be made on the basis of their performance in auditions, the academic tests and school reports/ information made available to the school. We are committed to ensuring that admission decisions are made through a process that is free of any discrimination on the grounds of disability, race; ethnic or national origin or gender. The school must also feel sure that we are able to educate and develop the prospective student to the best of his or her potential, so that the student will have a happy, fulfilling and successful school career. These aims will continue to be met throughout the student's time at the school. 

This is reflected in the division of our school week. Condensing a regular five day academic week into a three day academic week and two days of vocational training.
Applicants need to achieve a good standard academically and be able to cope with a 3 day academic week.
This arrangement may not suit all applicants.

Admission to the school normally takes place at age 10 in year 6 or at age 11 in year 7. Admission at other ages may be possible, depending on the availability of places.

Admission Procedures

In the first instance, complete the online application form uploading student's latest full school report and photograph.

Vocational audition where applicants will be asked to perform;

  • two acting pieces (supplied by the school). 
  • a song of applicant's choice. 
  • a dance of applicant's choice. 

Applicants will then be invited to sit an academic test. 

There will be an admissions panel made up from the academic and the vocational department who will make observations as to the potential shown. Applicants will also be required to take a full academic test including an English test (creative writing and comprehension) and a maths test. 

If you are applying for September 2022, we are currently working on a new application/audition process and this form will be available from September 2021

Open day

School Open Day tour for prospective parents & children interested in entry for Sept 2022. 

Thursday 21st October 2021
Friday 22nd October 2021

Our school is unique in that the week is divided into two - Monday-Wednesday students follow their academic studies and Thursday-Friday students follow their vocational programme. 

To give you an insight how the school operates over the week, parents will take a guided tour and view students in their vocational classes. Our Headteacher has arranged for a selection of students' academic books to be viewed with school work to be on display and an opportunity to meet the school Management team and ask any questions you may have.

Tours will take approximately 1hr. 
Booking form click here.


At this current time we are sorry to say we will shall not be offering any bursary awards in the Spring for September 2021 entry.

We shall update this page during summer term if the situation changes.

The Sylvia Young Theatre School offers very limited bursary awards (means tested) to commence in September until they reach official school leaving age of 16 years.  

SYTS Bursaries are not open to any current Full Time student attending SYTS.