Frequently Asked Questions
Will my child be safe?
Absolutely, our teachers are experienced and hold enhanced DBS certificates. At least one member of staff has a First Aid Certificate. We are on top of changes to school curriculums and educational systems; all to ensure that your child has the latest and most relevant learning experience. Giving your child the best opportunities in a safe and happy environment is at the core of everything we do.
*With current government guidelines in place, our maximum capacity for classes is 15 students. On entrance we have sanitising stations available for the students along with perspex screen for our singing classes. We use plastic cones in all classes to ensure the students are social distancing throughout. The safety of both the students & teachers is paramount.
Will Aspire Arts Academy help build my Child’s Self Esteem?
Aspire believes that every child is individual and matters. Whilst children learn at different paces, and one child may be quieter than another, it doesn’t mean they aren’t engaged. Praise and gratification is key here at Aspire Arts Academy. By letting them express themselves freely; giving them ownership of projects, helping them to build new relationships, make decisions and work as a team they are building their self esteem at every session. We believe one of the best ways to build self esteem in children and adults, is to give immediate, positive feedback, praise and encouragement is key, we also reward them with stickers and certificates. We encourage children and young people to be well rounded, educated and sociable. You will often find our teenagers volunteering to help our younger students.
How much does it cost?
Aspire Arts Academy offers a very competitive and fair fee structure in the local vicinity.
30 minute classes: £5.50 per session
45 minute classes: £6.00 per session
*Please note that four or more lessons per week qualify for a 5% discount, on an individual or sibling basis.
Is there a notice period?
We ask for half a term’s notice to manage class sizes. We hold places for existing members, and quite often new enquiries have to go onto a waiting list. If you do not give half a term’s notice you will be charged for a half a term. This information will be in your Aspire Welcome Pack which you will receive.
Can anyone join?
Anyone can join, regardless of ability or age. We believe we have something for everyone. We also have links with excellent further and higher education institutes, who can offer advice on progression/auditions.
Does Aspire offer exams?
Yes we offer Singing, Drama, Ukulele, Music Production & Ballet Exams through LAMDA, Trinity College London, Rockschool & ISTD. These exams will really make a difference to your child’s future, as they are counts towards the important GSCE, BTEC & UCAS points needed for university.
If Aspire is closed due to bad weather (snow etc.) – can we claim our money back?
Unfortunately, if the school premises is closed due to reasons relating to weather, heating, or health and safety, we reserve the right not to refund money or reschedule the class. Where possible, we will attempt to reschedule classes or offer them virtually via Zoom. However, if you cannot make the rescheduled date, we cannot reimburse you.
Can my child get involved in shows & productions?
We aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for our students to showcase their hard work, our previous shows include Aladdin Jr. & Lion King Jr, Christmas Extravaganza & numerous showcases in the heart of South Northants.
How is Aspire different than other (nationally) well-known schools?
- Your child’s development in a safe and a friendly environment is crucial for us.
- We offer a personal & professional service.
- We are absolutely passionate about what we do.
- We are less expensive than other national companies.
- We operate an ‘open door’ policy; please contact us to discuss your child’s progress at any time.