Students live in a friendly and caring community which is committed to their safety and welfare. Students receive outstanding Health & Well-being support specifically designed for dancers.
We are proud to be a world class centre of excellence for the training and education of classical ballet dancers where graduating students are prepared to secure contracts with national and international ballet companies. Teachers come from successful professional dance backgrounds and teach with passion and commitment.
A student-focussed learning experience maximises each studentís potential in learning, living and dancing skills. The positive learning environment and high expectations prepare our graduates for life in the very best national and international ballet companies.
Elmhurst in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet is a world renowned centre of excellence for the training and education of ballet dancers. Students are equipped with the skills, resilience and creativity to succeed and make a difference in the professional dance world and beyond.

2017 Exam success

In Summer 2017 Elmhurst students achieved fantastic academic results, alongside their exceptional dance work, proving just how multi-talented they are. The school sets challenging targets for itself in relation to GCSE achievement especially, and we aim for 85% of students to achieve 5 or more A*-C grades (or equivalent) including English and Maths, and 35% of all entries at A*/A.  Last academic year, then, students achieved 87% and 35% and therefore met these targets.  These are the second-best results the school has had since it moved up from Camberley (beaten only by last year’s slightly more excellent results) and we are delighted the efforts of the hugely hardworking students (and staff) paid off so well. 

Highlights included Maths, where almost 50% of students achieved A*-A grades, and Religious Studies where all students achieved a grade B or above.  The results in English were perhaps the most interesting, given that this was the first year of the reformed GCSEs, and therefore new grading system.  One student in English Literature was awarded the new highest level, a 9, the equivalent to an A** and given to only the top 3% of students nationally.  And despite a fall nationally in the number of the highest grades given to students in English Language and Literature, Elmhurst actually increased its percentage of A*-A equivalents (levels 9-7). 

At A Level, results were also very impressive with 97% of all entries being passed (at grade E or above).  The average points score per student at A Level rose from 137 to 153, the equivalent of almost half a grade, and in terms of students achieving the highest grades, 24% gained an A* or A, an increase of 10% on 2016.  Furthermore, 76% gained a grade C or above compared to 62% last year.  Considering most of these improved grades come on the back of new, reformed A Levels, designed to be more rigorous with far less emphasis on coursework and with terminal assessment at the end of a two-year course, these are fantastic results and again testament to the hard work of the students, as well as teachers who are often offering extra help outside of the classroom.

 At both GCSE and A Level, therefore, these are results to be proud of. But as ever, there is still work to be done we will strive to outperform these superb results next year.




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