CS Term & Conditions
RESPECT & BEHAVIOUR
It is an integral part of the school ethos to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone to enjoy. Centre Stage students are required to show respect and consideration to their tutors and each other. Any disruptive or intolerant behaviour will be reported to parents in the first instance.
We are a fair and tolerant school and will work with parents to resolve any underlying issues, however, persistent bad behaviour or behaviour that we feel is detrimental to the school, our staff or other students will result in that student being asked to leave classes. In the event of a student being asked to leave the school for unacceptable behaviour, there will be no refund of fees.
For our Junior and Intermediate students, there is compulsory uniform of a Centre Stage T-shirt and hooded sweatshirt, which can be purchased at classes.
T-shirts - £7
Non-Zipped Hoodies - £15
Zipped through Hoodies - £20
(Current Prices; as of January 2023)
Uniform must be worn at all classes, with plain black trousers / leggings or black track suit bottoms. No logos.
Required footwear for junior and Intermediate students is either black jazz shoes, black plimsolls or all black, flexible trainers with flat soles and no logos. Please make sure that all uniform and shoes are clearly marked with your child’s name, otherwise mislaid items of clothing cannot be identified.
Advanced Intermediate, Pre-Senior and Senior students are not required to wear class uniform; however, we do expect these students to wear appropriate clothing to classes. This should be;
A loose fitting, comfortable Top or T-Shirt (NO CROP TOPS OR SHORT TOPS THAT SHOW THE MIDRIFF). Tops should be worn with comfortable leggings or sweatpants. We also ask Upper School students to wear appropriate flexible footwear for dance (NO BOOTS, UGGS OR HEAVY SHOES). During warmer weather, shorts can be worn but these must be of a flexible fabric and a reasonable length (NO JEAN SHORTS OR CROPPED SHORTS).
FOR ALL STUDENTS: Hair should be neat and tidy. Long hair tied back and away from the face.
We ask that students do not bring cash or valuables to classes, as Centre Stage cannot be held responsible for the loss of any personal items or possessions. Jewellery should not be worn. Stud earrings are acceptable.
If a student must bring a mobile phone to classes, it will be at their own risk. We ask that all mobiles are switched off or on silent and kept in a bag during lessons. Making / receiving / checking calls or messages during classes is not be permitted. Should a drama teacher deem it necessary, an exception can be made during 'production' rehearsals for students with script on their phones.
During all other classes, phones must be stored away (not on their person) or handed in to a member of Centre Stage staff until the end of classes. All phones handed in will be stored in a secure location until returned.
Students have a short break during classes. Please provide only water to drink and bread based snacks or fruit if necessary. We ask that students do not bring in fizzy drinks, sweets, crisps, gum, popcorn, or peanuts. For any student who has special dietary requirements and needs specific food or drink for health reasons, we ask parents to email the office.
LEAVING SCHOOL PREMISES
Junior and Intermediate students must be collected from their last lesson by a parent / guardian or older sibling. Please advise us in advance, preferably by email or text, if you have asked any other adult to collect your child. No student from this age group is allowed to leave on their own or meet a parent outside of our staff’s visual range.
To comply with Health & Safety regulations, any student who needs to leave classes early, must inform their tutor or a member of staff on the day so that they can be marked off the register, (even if prior notice has been given to the office). This applies to all age groups. For Junior, Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate students who need to leave early, we require verbal or written notice from a parent or guardian.
For the safety of our students, we do not allow them to leave school premises during break periods.
Please ensure we are kept up to date with latest contact details for all parents and guardians. In the event of a student becoming ill or needing medical attention we will contact parents or emergency contact numbers.
We assure all parents and guardians that your personal details will not be passed on to any third party, in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If we are unable to contact an appropriate adult, we will act as loco parentis and seek medical attention as we judge appropriate. Please make sure we are kept up to date with any necessary medical information.
PAYMENT OF FEES & TERM DATES
Fees are payable in advance on or before the first day of each new term. For reference, term dates are based on the London Borough of Enfield school dates.
Where a parent has two fee paying children at the school, we are happy to accept payment for the second child by the following half term date. A third sibling can attend classes free of charge. The free place cannot be extended to other relatives or friends.
A school place is guaranteed each week throughout the term, we are therefore unable to refund fees for non-attendance.
PHOTOGRAPHS & VIDEOS
From time to time we take photographs or video footage during classes/rehearsals/shows etc., which may be used on the school website, our social media accounts or other advertising material connected to the school.
Please advise the office, in writing, if you have any objection to images of your child’s image being used for this purpose.
We hope your son or daughter will remain with us for many years, as most of our students do, but when the time does come to say goodbye we ask for a minimum of four weeks written notice from a parent/guardian. This notice must be given prior to the end of the current term to enable us to offer the place elsewhere.
In the event of a student not returning to a new term without giving the appropriate written notice, an invoice will be issued for four weeks class fees in lieu of notice.
A health form is sent to all parents. This form should be completed and brought to classes on the first day. Going forward, we ask parents to update the office by email with any relevant changes in personal details or contact details.
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to advise our staff of any health problems or behavioural issues, and to keep us updated of any changes. To avoid embarrassment to students, please let us know if your son or daughter is a slow reader, has dyslexia or any other learning issues. We will always endeavour to offer extra help where needed.
All health, educational and personal information is treated with the strictest confidence.
Whatever their age or ability, every student will find a warm welcome at Centre Stage, and we sincerely hope that their time with us will build confidence and give them many happy memories.
The General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, came into effect on 25th May 2018 and is a positive step towards you having more control over how your data is used and how you are contacted.
ATTENDANCE AT CLASSES CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS