Frequently asked questions:
What qualification do students receive as an outcome of the course?
Students who successfully complete the course receive a Diploma in Contemporary & Balletic Arts accredited by the BDQT (Board of Dance Qualifications and Training) and become graduates of Chantry School.
Students also take the Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching with the International Dance Teachers' Association (IDTA), and gain Vocational Major examinations with the IDTA.
What are the age requirements for the full time course?
To be accepted onto the 3-year Course in Contemporary & Balletic Arts, students must be 16 years old or over.
How many students are accepted each year?
We generally accept between 10-20 students depending on the level of potential and ability.
How long is the school day?
The school day runs from 8:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Occasionally there may be extra lessons/rehearsals in the evening or at a weekend.
What are the uniform requirements?
We are aware that uniform is yet another cost for the dance student. As such, we try to ensure that uniform requirements are kept minimal and affordable. A full uniform list is sent out prior to the start of the academic year.
After submitting an application form, what is the response time?
You should receive a reply within one week. Please contact us if you have not had a response.
How quickly are students notified of the results of an audition?
We contact all applicants within 2-3 weeks after their audition.
What accommodation is available?
Chantry School does not provide accommodation. However, we partner with Grantham College who offer staffed housing to our students. This accommodation can be arranged directly with the college. We can also provide a list of lettings agents and landlords for the area, as well as recommendations for B&Bs for audition days.
Are students allowed to take part-time jobs?
Yes. Students are allowed to take part-time work in the local area. However, students must ensure that their work commitments do not conflict with the school schedule.
What support and pastoral care is provided?
Each student is able to meet with their personal tutor at any time to discuss progress. All tutoring sessions are confidential. Additionally, each student is free to approach any of the core tutors for pastoral advice or help at any stage.
How is a student's health cared for?
It is required that all students register with a local GP. In the event of injury or illness, students are given the necessary treatments, or are referred to their GP, or alternatively to a local physiotherapist. Parents will be informed by telephone of any referrals made by the school, and students are required to provide the school with medical reports in the event of a referral.
The school takes no responsibility for existing health conditions or injuries. All existing health conditions, both physical and mental, must be disclosed on the application form.
The school also takes no responsibility for injuries or illness sustained on the course.
How is a student's progress monitored?
Each student's progress is monitored throughout the term and they are given regular feedback from their tutors. Students undertake formal assessments during the year and receive written/verbal reports.
When are fees payable?
School fees are payable prior to the start of each term in full.
Are any payment plans available?
Yes. We offer a monthly payment plan.
Is there any funding/support available with the course fees?
Yes. We offers a number of scholarships that are awarded on the basis of technical and artistic ability/potential. We also offer means-tested bursaries. Students may apply for both a scholarship and a bursary.