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Tring's results are proof that for the right children, the chance to do what they love actually enhances their academic performance. Tring isn't a stage school in the old-fashioned sense, as the pupils were eager to point out, but a heady mix of high-level vocational and academic education, where the two strands rub together to produce very bright sparks. Believe it or not, Tring had actually played a football fixture shortly before we visited. They lost 11-0. 'But,' assured the head, 'we played with great passion.' Students do get together for…

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What the school says...

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is a school of excellence which specialises in the performing arts, dance, musical theatre and drama. We provide a full and first class academic education for all our pupils with the aim of making them them educated performers and giving them the opportunity to pursue careers both inside and outside the field of performing arts. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Dance at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Film Studies at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Dance at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Independent School (GCSE)

Other features

Music and dance scheme - government funding and grants available to help with fees at selected independent music and dance schools.

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Performing arts specialist school

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2002, Mr Stefan Anderson MA BMus ARCM ARCT. Fifties, single, no children. A highly personable man whose Boris Karloff-like photo on the school's website in no way reflects his immense charm and humour. A classically trained musician, he grew up in Canada and attended Carleton University, Ottawa; then moved to the UK and studied at the Royal College of Music and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was an organ scholar. He spent 12 years at Wellington as assistant director of music, then seven years as director of music at King's Canterbury, before taking up the principal's post at Tring in 2002. Very much involved in education nationally: an executive director of the Boarding Schools Association, and a trustee of the National Schools Symphony Orchestra. Universally liked and admired by parents and pupils. 'I...

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Special Education Needs

Parents should note that entry to The Arts Educational School, Tring, is by audition and is determined solely on the basis of talent and potential in dance, drama or singing. Individual learning support lessons in English and mathematics are available for pupils if required. Oct 09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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