Tring Park School invites potential students to the first virtual open day of 2021

Virtual open day to give potential students an insight into what life is like at the performing arts schools

Monday, 18th January 2021, 3:40 pm
Updated Monday, 18th January 2021, 3:44 pm

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is holding its first online Open Day of 2021 this month, for entry into the 2021/22 academic year.

The school is looking forward to giving virtual viewers a tour of the performing arts on Saturday, January 30.

The virtual Open Day will include a tour of the school that will offer a glimpse into the life of current students, focus on academic and vocational lessons, information about the boarding facilities, classrooms, dining room and common rooms, a selection of course performances, interviews with academic and vocational staff and guidance on the application process.

Ella Henderson Tring Park Music Showcase

It will also include a live Q&A session with Stefan Anderson, Emily and Hamish, head girl and head boy. Details of how to submit questions will be included in the video. The event will run from 11am to 12.30pm.

The tour will bring to life the environment at Tring Park School, which has provided a springboard for former students who have achieved worldwide success.

Notable recent alumni include Sabrina Bartlett, currently starring in the huge hit Bridgerton on Netflix as Siena Rosso, and Lily James, who is soon to be seen playing Linda in the Pursuit of Love on BBC, based on the Nancy Mitford novel. X Factor star Ella Henderson was also a student on the Commercial Music Course at Tring.

Going back a little further, Tring Park was also where a star of the recent series of Strictly Come Dancing, actress Caroline Quentin honed her performing skills. Caroline described Tring as "like a fairytale".

Lily James

And last year, four Tring alumni were named as leading cast members in the West End premiere of Frozen, set to take the world of musical theatre by storm in the Spring/Summer of 2021 at a refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane. These are Joe Griffiths-Brown, Hannah Fairclough, Jake Lawrence Small and Matt Gillett.

Tring Park School is both a day and boarding school for students aged eight to 19. The school is proud of its broad academic curriculum, which includes offering students the choice of 15 GCSEs and 22 A levels.

Vocational courses include Performance Foundation Course, which is designed to act as the bedrock of a career in the Performing Arts, before students go on to student either Commercial Music; Acting; Musical Theatre; and Dance in sixth form.

Dance covers classical ballet, contemporary, jazz and commercial dance and is a three-year course in sixth form.

To register to take part in the virtual Open Day on 30 January at 11am, visit: tringpark.com/whats-on.