Are we part of The BRIT School and Brooke Weston Trust?
We are part of the main BRIT School and Brooke Weston Trust. BRIT Kids was set up 16 years ago as The BRIT School, South London, wanted to reach out to the local community and open its doors and facilities when the school was not in use. The BRIT School and Brooke Weston Trust have joined in partnership to bring you high quality community classes on a Saturday. BRIT Kids runs to the same ethos as both establishments, meaning we have high standards and creativity that pushes the boundaries.
Do you offer trial classes?
Unfortunately we don’t offer trials for our classes, but we are happy to book an appointment for you and your child to be shown around at a mutually convenient time.
How is the year organised?
We run three terms per year: Autumn, Spring and Summer. Our terms are approx. 12 weeks long, and we do not break for half terms during our term time.
How do we apply to join BRIT Kids?
You simply need to complete an application form - this is available via the link on the website.
Just tick the boxes of the classes your child would like to attend. You may choose more than one class; we will contact you if the classes clash.
How are places allocated?
We allocate a place based on the information given on the application, including age and experience - therefore we do not audition our students. We offer classes for all levels within our age boundaries. The students with us are assessed on a regular basis and will be moved up to a higher class on the teacher’s recommendation. Good behaviour and dedication are equally rewarded alongside talent.
Is there a waiting list?
We allocate new places up to week 3 of each term. If we cannot allocate your child a place we will send you a letter to confirm they are on the waiting list.
Do you have a catchment area?
No. However, we do expect all students to show commitment in attending each week, arriving on time and being available for longer days when performing and rehearsing.
Do we have to pay for classes?
Yes; you can find prices on the website. Our charges are very competitive, and we have no hidden charges. Once you have been allocated a place you will receive an invoice termly, including information on ways to pay your fee. Please note: unpaid fees will result in your child's place being withdrawn.
Do we reapply each term?
No. Once you are with us we simply invoice you termly, before the end of each current term. Any changes that you wish to make should be asked for before the start of the new term. If your child decides not to return, we request that you let us know at the end of term, so that we can bring in children from the waiting list.
Do we need to bring equipment or buy costumes?
No. Your fee covers all equipment that is needed. All costumes are kept to a minimum of what you would already have at home, i.e a bright t-shirt and leggings.
Do you have shows?
Each performing class will be involved in one show per year. These are held in one of the theatre spaces at the school. For Visual Art and Media classes we have an exhibition at least once a year to showcase the students’ work. Please see pages 8 & 9 for an example of past shows and exhibitions.
Do you have to buy tickets for your shows?
We charge £5 a ticket for our performing arts shows (entry for 0-3 year olds is free). This fee only applies to performances in one of our main theatres, and is to cover the technical cost the space incurs.
Do you have a uniform?
No. At BRIT Kids we believe all students are individual. We only ask that students wear loose comfortable clothes so they can move and take part in all class activities. For dance we ask for NO black soled trainers as these mark our studio floor, so we suggest dance shoes or bare feet and no jeans.
Do you run an agency or offer exams?
We do not run an agency within BRIT Kids nor offer exams.