Information for Disabled Students
Rambert School welcomes applications from disabled people and offers places solely on the basis of potential and suitability for a career in the profession. We encourage all students to visit the School before applying, to view classes and facilities and discuss any support or adjustments that may be required.
The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (Rambert School is one of its eight affiliate schools) has produced a Support for Disabled Students Guide. This contains lots of interesting and useful information, with stories of eight successful disabled students on performing arts courses. To request a copy of the Guide, please contact staff in the Administration Office.
Rambert School is based in Clifton Lodge, St Margaret’s Drive, with additional studios on the opposite side of the road.
The site has level access to the ground floor. There is an adapted toilet on the ground floor, and three further accessible toilets on the ground floor.
All the performances scheduled at Rambert School are accessible for wheelchair users. There are currently no signed performances, or hearing loops.
Whilst most devising and rehearsing takes place at the Clifton Lodge site, some student production periods take place off-site at a variety of theatres. Access to these venues may vary, but where possible adjustments can be made to classes and performances held off-site.
Rambert School is committed to supporting disabled students at all stages of the application process and within the course itself.
The Rambert School degree programmes offer a range of support services. We can also help you to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSL), where appropriate, and arrange specialist dyslexia support. The Student Support Officer can be contacted via the School.
Tel: 0208 892 9960
Fax: 0208 892 8090
All admission enquiries should be made in the first instance to email@example.com.
If you wish to discuss disability issues further during the application or audition stage, or request information on applying for the Disabled Students Allowance (available to all UK students) please contact the School Secretary.
Specific Support for Dyslexic Students
If you know that you are dyslexic, we strongly encourage you to let us know as soon as possible. This will help us develop a Personal Learning Support Plan, and to assist UK based students to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance where they have not already done so.
In order to apply for a Disabled Students Allowance, dyslexic students will require a recent diagnostic assessment. Wherever possible this should be obtained from their secondary school or college before leaving. If this is not possible, Rambert School can arrange a diagnostic assessment. These assessments are fairly expensive, (usually between £300 and £450) but students are eligible to apply for help towards the cost. You can discuss any related issues with the Student Support Officer.
Programme Content and Learning Support Plans
The Rambert School degree programmes have a high staff:student ratio, with emphasis on students developing their own direction as creative artists within a supportive training environment.
Students who disclose an existing impairment or condition or become disabled during the course will be offered a Personal Learning Support Plan. This is an agreement developed between the student and the Head of Undergraduate Critical Studies to identify support needs. After obtaining your consent, this information will be passed on to the relevant teaching staff in a confidential manner.
Requests for further information about the programme content or additional support needs will be referred to the Head of Undergraduate Critical Studies.
The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama has more detailed information and resources.