About Tring Park School
Tring Park is a performing arts school where academic performance also shines.
If you want to follow your dream of a career in the performing arts, you'll know the importance of starting young, learning the skills, and treating it as a true profession. But you also need a full and rounded education, in an atmosphere of exceptional academic performance.
Tring Park School for the Performing Arts provides a unique opportunity to follow your dream, and achieve an outstanding education. Here, talented young people are able to specialise in Dance, Drama, Musical Theatre or Commercial Music, whilst gaining excellent academic qualifications:
- One of the UK's top performing arts schools - the majority of our pupils forge successful careers in the performing arts
- A performing arts school that also provides a balanced education and has an outstanding academic record: pupils regularly get into the top universities
- One of the Top 100 Independent UK Boarding Schools and ranked in the top tier of all schools for delivering "added value" for pupils' performance
Contact us today and we can answer all your questions. We also encourage visits - so come and see Tring Park for yourself. We would love to show you around, and we can introduce you to some of our current teachers and pupils, so you can hear first hand about life at Tring Park.
Studying at Tring Park
Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is one of a tiny handful of schools in the UK that stand at the forefront of specialist artistic education.
The pupils here are dedicated, committed, enthusiastic, and hard working. It's an energetic and vibrant atmosphere - and that is something that quickly rubs off on new pupils.
The location is exceptional too - set in Hertfordshire, within easy reach of London and the motorway network. The school is housed in a former Rothschild mansion and set in beautiful grounds.
If you're thinking of a career in the performing arts, for yourself or for your children, we urge you to explore our site, read about our courses, and get in touch for more information.
Tring Park stands at the forefront of artistic specialist education in the UK. It offers a unique opportunity for young people who show an outstanding talent for the performing arts and aspire to an associated career, while still recognising the benefits of a fine academic education.
Range and Standard of Courses
In the Junior School, three and a half hours vocational training takes place in the morning, with academic teaching taking place in the afternoon. In the Middle and Senior Schools, the process is reversed with academic teaching undertaken in the morning and four and a half hours vocational training undertaken in the afternoon.
In the Junior School, two vocational courses are offered, Dance and Theatre Arts (which includes Drama, Singing and Dance). Every Junior pupil also sings in a choir. The academic element follows the requirements of the National Curriculum with a full range of subjects.
In the Middle and Senior School there are the following vocational courses;
- Dance Course - Fourth Form to Third Year Sixth Form (Years 10-13)
- Performance Foundation Course - Fourth and Fifth Forms only (Years 10-11)
- Musical Theatre Course - Sixth Form only (Years 12-13)
- Drama Course - Sixth Form only (Years 12-13)
- Commercial Music Course - Sixth Form only (Years 12-13)
In the Academic Department in the Fourth and Fifth Forms, compulsory GCSE subjects are English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Language (French or German). Pupils also choose two or three additional subjects.
In the Sixth Form, depending on academic ability, pupils will normally choose three or four AS Levels to study in the Lower Sixth and will usually take three A2 subjects in the Upper Sixth
The BTEC in the Performing Arts is also offered in the Sixth Form, either in the form of the National Certificate (equivalent to two A Levels). The BTEC may be combined with A Level studies.