Terms and Conditions

  1. These terms and conditions apply to StageAhead Theatre School Classes given to students, applied for and consented to by the parent or guardian (referred to hereinafter as “student”). Changes to these terms and conditions require the written consent of StageAhead Theatre School Ltd.
  1. Course times and fees are outlined on our website stageahead.com and have been made clear to parents at the signing up stage. If clarity is needed as to when classes start then please either refer to the website and relevant Stage Group, or ask the Principal. An application will only be deemed to have been accepted if accompanied by the payment/transfer of the first term. Receipt of the application and any deposit or fees paid at the time of application will be confirmed in writing along with all relevant course details.
  2. Fees are paid in advance at the beginning of each term. The student cannot start paid classes unless the term fee has been cleared.  The initial and all payments can be made in cash, BACS or cheque (cheques must have cleared prior to student starting class.) Following that, all subsequent term fees must be paid in full to StageAhead Theatre School Ltd at the beginning of term. Fees are payable at the beginning of the term to which they relate. If you fail to make a payment.  In the event where a student is absent you cannot request money back.  If a student is going away in the term period, you are to inform the Principal when term fees are due and this will be deducted from your term fee. This will not be the case if the term has already been discounted for another offer.  Fees are calculated based on 36 classes a year with an average of 12 classes per term. Therefore some terms may have less or more than 12 classes but the year will always equate to 36 classes.
  1. Class takes place once a week. The term dates for the following term will be made known in writing at the end of each term.
  1. Where a student is attending any course for the first time they receive a free trial session unless they have already attended an open day. All terms and conditions must be signed before the students first paid class.
  • All students are signed up for one term at a time.
  • You will be told when term fees are next due. (usually at the end of last term)
  • StageAhead requires one months’ notice for cancellation. In that case the contract will expire on the last day of the notice period. Termination will only be accepted when received by in writing dated clearly.
  1. StageAhead reserves the right to exclude students from lessons at its discretion. Please see below our code of conduct which must be followed by each student whilst in our care:
  • StageAhead does not tolerate any bullying or bad language.
  • We ask that no valuables be brought into any class, as we do not take responsibility for items getting lost.
  • Students are not permitted to eat or drink in class, but only at the designated snack times. Water and water based drinks are permitted in bottles. No fizzy drinks at all allowed.
  • Strictly no mobile phones be used in class. If in the case of an emergency, the Principal and Vice Principal always has a contact telephone.
  • No chewing gum is allowed.
  • Students must show all teachers the utmost respect at all times.
  • Students must show their fellow students the utmost respect at all times.
  • Students must follow the teachers instructions at all times. Any disruption, lack of respect or general misbehaviour in class will not be tolerated.
  1. StageAhead reserves the right to make changes to the timetable and to the teaching staff.
  1. StageAhead reserves the right to use any personal data within the company supplied by yourself. You or your child’s data will never be shared with any other third parties.
  1. Fees are reviewed annually.
  1. StageAhead reserves the right to alter the Terms and Conditions without prior notice. Your payment to StageAhead is a contractual acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. A copy of our Terms and conditions can be found on the website.
  1. StageAhead has a compulsory uniform T-shirt that is to be purchased on day 1 of school at the cost of £10.
  1. Students participate at their own risk and are obliged to inform StageAhead and its staff of any existing injuries or medical conditions.
  1. Students are obliged to take care of their own belongings. StageAhead cannot accept liability for lost or damaged belongings.
  1. The liability of StageAhead and that of its staff is restricted to class time only and then only to gross negligence. We cannot be held responsible for your children if you are late to pick them up.
  1. Photo Release Permission. As a parent or guardian of this student, I hereby consent to the use of photographs/videotape taken during the course of the school year for publicity, promotional and/or educational purposes (including publications, presentation or broadcast via newspaper, internet or other media sources). I do this with full knowledge and consent and waive all claims for compensation for use, or for damages.
  2. We also now need formal consent in order to email you due to changes in the law which come into force on the 25th May 2018 under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By ticking the box you are allowing us to not only email you regarding school term details and info about your child but you are also allowing us to send you details of offers and news purely related to StageAhead. This will never be SPAM and your details and email address will never be shared with any other party other than StageAhead. It is your right to have control of your private details. This is the purpose of the GDPR. Please tick and sign to say you give me permission to message you Via email.