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.

'OUTSTANDING' Ofsted 2015

Not only has Elmhurst been awarded ‘excellent’ in every category by the Independent School Inspectorate in the Spring of this year where it is examined alongside all independent schools in the UK but it has also just achieved ‘outstanding’ in every category following an Ofsted inspection this month where its sixth form provision is examined in the context of other specialist performing arts schools.

Ofsted found that ‘the school has a strong association with Birmingham Royal Ballet; senior leaders use this to excellent effect to raise the standard of teaching and to provide learners with the skills necessary for employment.’ This preparation for entering the ballet world was praised throughout the report ‘Senior leaders make outstanding use of feedback form industry experts to ensure that the dance curriculum meets employers’ needs’.

Elmhurst prides itself on going further than other ballet schools in developing a holistic approach to this specialist vocational training - something that Ofsted recognised, ‘Teachers focus exceptionally well on developing learners’ independence and their courage to take risks’.  The school also takes very seriously its responsibility for educating our future citizens - ‘Staff provide outstanding guidance to learners to develop their understanding of social and ethical issues.’

The full report is available here



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