Drama Scholarship

Royal Russell Drama

A Drama Scholarship is awarded to students showing strong ability and potential in drama.

Pupils holding Drama Scholarships will be encouraged to maintain their commitment to drama throughout their time in the school and we offer a programme of annual reviews with the Director of Drama to reflect on participation and progress in the past year and to set challenges for the year ahead.

A Drama Scholarship entitles the recipient to a percentage reduction in school fees for the period of tenure.

Who can apply and how long does a Drama Scholarship last?

Typically a candidate will be actively involved in external drama clubs and organisations and will have had many performance opportunities.

Drama Scholarships are available from Year 7 through to the Sixth Form and are reviewed annually.  The Drama Scholarship is valid throughout the candidate’s school career provided that:

  • the recipient makes constructive use of their drama skills and contributes actively to the school and the department

  • the recipient takes an active role in events and productions organised by the drama department

  • normally the recipient is expected to study Drama at GCSE and A level

  • the recipient’s parents adhere to all normal terms in relation to fees being met as usual

How do I apply ?

Please note: Registrations, scholarship applications, and bursary applications for September 2024 places have now closed. For further assistance, please contact admissions@royalrussell.co.uk.

Candidates will be required to attend a set half-day group audition run by the Director of Drama who will consider their skills and potential.

  • Candidates will be asked about their involvement in drama, both at school and with external organisations
  • Certificates, awards and achievements should be brought to the audition
  • Candidates will also be asked to perform an individual prepared piece.  The prepared piece should be a speech from a play which has been learnt by heart and which should take between two and three minutes to perform

All applications require supporting documentary evidence including letters from the candidate’s current school and external organisation.

Attendance at audition will not guarantee a successful application. We recognise, however, that children develop at different rates and unsuccessful applicants will be encouraged to reapply when appropriate.

For more information about Drama Scholarships click here.

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