Special Arts Places

Up to 10% of available places will be allocated to pupils’ living outside the catchment area on a basis of aptitude in the Performing Arts and regardless of distance, provided that their parents assume responsibility for these pupils transport to and from school and the costs thereof 13 places will be available for Drama and 14 for Music.

All pupils who apply will be invited to come to the School to complete the aptitude test. In Music this will be an aural test and in Drama a practical activity.  An independent assessor will rank applicants in order of aptitude so that places can be offered accordingly.   

For places for September 2019, the aptitude tests will be held at Springwood High School on Sunday 14th October 2018. Following receipt of completed application forms, letters will be sent inviting pupils to attend. It is vital to attend on this date as there is no alternative occasion, prior to the closing date.

Pupils taking the tests will be supervised by appropriately qualified and trained staff. The tests will be brief and straightforward. No preparation is required, as these are tests of aptitude, not achievement. Pupils applying for Drama & Music will need to sit both tests.

Pupils’ performance will be assessed by an independent assessor (not an employee of the school). The assessor will rank the pupils in order of merit. Minimum levels of artistic aptitude will be set, which the pupil will need to meet to be considered for entry via an Arts place.

Please complete the application form and return to Mrs Nolan (s.nolan@springwoodhighschool.co.uk) by Friday 28th September 2018.