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Royal ballet school JA september start date?


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HI everyone, I was just wondering if anyone might know when the JA term starts in September?  We have some events booked for the first 2 weekends of September and so now that dd got a JA place we are wondering if we will have to cancel these things as being a new girl she wouldn't want to miss the first class of the term.  I would phone them but I expect they are a bit busy at the moment and I don't want to bother them, so if anyone has a bit of an idea or from what the dates were last year that would be great!  Thanks..

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Hi,

 

We don't have anything yet.

I was just wondering if anyone knew what time the Manchester JA Friday lessons started. Just trying to work out what time we will have to set off/miss school as we live in the sticks miles and miles away!

Thanks.

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Yes big surprise for us too. Did not realise we would have to miss so many Fridays off school/work. We are at 13.15 but will have to set off at least 2 hours before and hope for no traffic. I thought that was maybe just the Sunday time but there is no other time on the form, so must be both. Am I missing something?

I seem to remember someone saying they had to leave school early to get there, I wrongly assumed that they would start about 4. Hope the head teacher is in a good mood when I tell him ekkk.

Quite a late start, I think the other centres start earlier.

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I also thought it was just a Sunday time at first, but I've looked through (hoping to find a later time somewhere) and cannot find one so I guess it must be the same time on both days! Hope school is OK with this as I'd told them dd wouldn't have to miss much school. It is quite a late start date. Good luck with your head teacher Snape . I think I'll have to volunteer to help at the school summer fair and then drop it into the conversation ha ha :-)

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Yes big surprise for us too. Did not realise we would have to miss so many Fridays off school/work. We are at 13.15 but will have to set off at least 2 hours before and hope for no traffic. I thought that was maybe just the Sunday time but there is no other time on the form, so must be both. Am I missing something?

I seem to remember someone saying they had to leave school early to get there, I wrongly assumed that they would start about 4. Hope the head teacher is in a good mood when I tell him ekkk.

Quite a late start, I think the other centres start earlier.

Hi while my dd has been a Ja even though our classes are on sats the school have been quite accepting of her taking time off for work shops and visits with the royal ballet, I am sure it is classed as vocational, same as ballet and music exams, my dd has 2 friends who are elite gymnasts and they leave school every week to attend class.

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Do the Manchester JAs have 2 sessions per week then, Friday and Sunday? Is this the norm at other centres as well? I thought they had switched to Sundays. It did stop us applying for Manchester JAs when we found out that the classes were Fridays during the day.

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Hello Legseleven, the classes are either a Sunday or a Friday. So only one session per week. I am certain DD's school will be fine as they have been very supportive. I had just assumed they would be after school and hadn't even thought of the possibility of some being during the day. ( the naivety of a newbie) but it'll be fine and we can work round work etc :-)

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Oh I see - I did think two classes per week sounded a lot (although fantastic ;-))

 

When we considered it a few years ago, the classes were Fridays and although DD has always done very well at school, her academic school would not have been thrilled for her to be off every Friday. A mixture of Fridays and Sundays would have been much more palatable!

 

Wishing your DDs a wonderful time in JAs, abitwornout and Snape!

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Thanks Legseleven, DD is so excited.

Will have to work out tonight how many Fridays she will miss and go and talk to the head master. She has longer holidays, so might not be too bad. :unsure: She finishes this Thursday so I will have to get a move on! I am sure he will be OK about it, just a bit worried because she is really academic and has an academic scholarship to attend. Although the school is big on ( and very good at)  educating the whole child so fingers crossed.

DD would like to spend every hour of her life dancing! Sometimes I wish she would just stop for a minute! Port de bra at the dinner table, split leaps while I am ironing :D

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I was just thinking this yesterday when reading this thread. Looks like they are running so many associate classes they just can't fit them in at the weekends. At least it's a Friday pm and not another day in the week I suppose. But schools in general are getting stricter about non attendance even though this is of course at least good reason etc.

Does it put that much stress on DC's to then catch up with work missed as well as usual homework?

Some can probably take this in their stride but maybe depends on year they are in and how much extra work will have to do etc.

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we were in this position many (many!) years ago - there was no way I could have taken the time off as I work in education.  We rang the RBS and they were able to find us an alternative place.  If memory serves we had a choice of two but chose Birmingham.  So don't panic too soon if the Friday place is not viable. 

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We certainly couldn't have done it either because of work (the school wouldn't have been happy, but would probably have let them go - in years 5 & 6 I'm not sure they did anything particularly constructive on a Friday afternoon :blink: )

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There is no way on earth my daughter head would allow time off school other than hospital appointment even dental appointment were frowned upon as we were told that pupils had so many holidays to arrange such matters. If we didn't like it then the principles attitude was go to another school. At least we all understood the rules right from the beginning.

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