Rambert School prides itself on being committed to recruiting students on talent alone regardless of their ability to pay.
We aim to attract the most gifted dancers to our School. We are not a private school, we are higher education provider and therefore our funding comes from student fees and a teaching grant from the Office for Students. For entry in 2019, fees for UK and EU students applying for the FD/BA (Hons) Ballet and Contemporary Dance are set at £9,250 per year. The tuition fee is subject to further increase in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Government.
In addition to this students have to pay living costs, health insurance, dancewear and audition costs. For some it is the first time living away from home and being able to manage all this on a tight budget can be extremely challenging. Our intense training and rehearsal schedule makes it difficult for them to seek jobs for more than a few hours a week to support themselves.
We aim to provide support to our talented students, particularly for those who experience financial challenges, in order to help them reach their full potential. The Rambert School Student Bursary Fund enables us to make this happen. This funding helps to cover tuition fees, living expenses, specific dance training expenses such as ballet shoes and costumes, as well as audition costs. Removing financial barriers helps students make the most from their training, enabling them to excel and progress in their dance career.
To continue to meet our goal of achieving excellence and to mark our centenary we are committed to raising more funds than ever before for our Student Bursary Fund and have a target of £120,000. We are keen to build on our reputation as one of the foremost ballet and contemporary training facilities in the world by attracting, training and producing the world-class, industry-ready dancers for which we are renowned.