Our policy is not to treat disabled students less favourably and to take reasonable steps to avoid putting disabled students at a disadvantage by making reasonable adjustments in matters of admission and education.
However it needs to be stated that there is a clear process of selection, our audition process, which is open to all students who wish to apply for either a fee-paying place or a scholarship place.
There is a section on the application form which asks parents to state whether their child has a special learning need and would therefore be considered to have a disability. This information is used to ensure that, as part of the audition process, full attention is given to that child’s need and any reasonable adjustment is made to accommodate it.
Should it become apparent that it may be beneficial to discuss a student’s learning need or other disability prior to the audition process taking place, the parents/guardians and the child would be invited to the school to meet the Senco. Such a meeting would allow the child’s needs to be discussed and to ascertain whether reasonable adjustments could be made to accommodate their need and whether the school and the education it offers would be a suitable choice for the child should they pass the audition process and be offered a place.
We do our very best to treat each case on its individual merits and to guide and advise accordingly.
If a child demonstrates a potential talent in the performing arts we are committed to enabling that child to develop that talent.