The Academy Parent's views on The Academy...
"Lots of places claim they have a 'family atmosphere' but The Academy really achieves it. The discipline and organisation is really good which means the kids can just relax, feel safe and have fun. I know that my daughter will come out after her Saturday class grinning from ear to ear and full of stories. If you just want your child to build up some confidence or they have dreams of the West End stage, I would recommend Sara and her team. They celebrate individual success, whatever that might mean to different children, and they have high expectations within a genuinely nurturing environment. 100% recommended."
"My son - who was quiet and introverted - said quite simply that The Academy is the best thing that has ever happened to him! He lives for Saturdays now. Wonderful and inspiring teaching!"
"Just wanted to congratulate you and your amazing team on a spectacular show weekend. What you have done for these kids is nothing short of phenomenal. I have never seen my son so happy and enjoying himself so much. He has really found his place at the Academy and is so excited to continue next term. Thank you for giving him a chance and for bringing out the best in him. We are so thrilled for him and so proud of his confidence. He is like a different child and that is all thanks to you and his incredible teachers."
"He has come home saying he can't wait for next week. All the teachers are great fun and very friendly which is just how it should be - lots of fun with lots of learning from experienced people willing to share their knowledge. Thank you for bringing that fun back to our weekends, can't wait to see the show at the end of term!"
"A truly fantastic school! The children are so lucky to have such talented teachers who strive to inspire them week after week. The talent which develops here is so exciting, and best of all, the kids absolutely love it!!"
"My son felt so shy when we arrived this morning and when I see what you guys have achieved with him in just 3 hours and a half hours, I really can't believe it! He loved it! He will definitely be enrolled and I will be recommending you to all of his friends! Thank you!"
"Just thought I'd drop you an email to say a huge thank you for last week. She was on such a high and said her confidence had been given a real boost. She also said you gave her some great advice, felt like I had a different child!"
"He thoroughly enjoyed himself on Saturday. I don't think I would be able to keep him away! He said how friendly everyone was - he's looking forward to coming next week!"
"The students of The Academy are a lucky bunch to be able to work with such a fantastic team!"
"My daughter absolutely loved today thank you so much! She came home really excited and looking forward to going again. She showed me the dance routine and told me everything she did. You are all very nice and made her day!! She will definitely be coming back next week!"
"Since the start of The Academy every show has shown how much you have taught them and I really think the improvement is massive. You have built a really fantastic theatre school and I'm so happy that my daughter can be part of it!"
"I just wanted to email you to say what a great weekend my son had performing in the Summer Show. He has had the most fabulous time, and improved so much (even in his dancing!) You and all of the teachers are true inspirations to all of the children. The show was AMAZING!"
"Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication this term. We were blown away by the show! We have seen our son's confidence blossom!"
"Just a quick note to say thank you for a very entertaining evening at last night's Academy Factor. The kids were outstanding and so confident! A real credit to you & the school!
My son loved taking part and the professionalism was very impressive! Well done and thanks for all your hard work !"
"I just wanted to say thank you for such an incredible show and we feel so lucky for our daughter to be involved in such a fantastic school. She loved every single minute on Sunday and can’t wait for the next performance. "
"Just wanted to say how excellent Sunday was. You and the team ran everything so well. All the performers were not only excellent but so well encouraged by you guys, the other performers and the parents and that was so special to see. Thank you to all of you!"
"Thank you for a truly special afternoon yesterday! The talent and confidence of the kids you teach was outstanding. The show was so professionally put on and it really was a joy to watch! "