Missed Classes and Punctuality
Students must attend their classes or lesson at scheduled times. Classes or lessons missed through the fault of students will not be made up. If a teacher is unable to attend a class a deputy teacher may be appointed. If none is available the class will be made up at a mutually convenient time. Because teacher schedules are tight a student who is late for lesson or class will not receive extra time. Please remember that teachers are not obliged to make up or give extra time to absent or late students and do so at their own discretion. It is not possible to re-arrange or refund missed group lessons.
Students enter for examinations with the consent of their teacher. Students are responsible for finding their own accompanist in conjunction with the school office.Some students require an accompanist for their exam, this can be provided in the school with additional cost as the teacher has to learn the pieces and organise rehearsal times with the student. Exam fees must be paid on time. Failure to pay fees by the closing date (advertised on school notice boards) means that the student will not be entered for an exam.
Students are asked to respect School property and building at all times. Please behave in a quiet and orderly manner both in the school and in school grounds. Students are expected to co-operate with staff so as to ensure an atmosphere conducive to learning in the school. Repetition of unruly behaviour will be dealt with by the Directors and can result in discontinuation of classes.
School and office hours are from Monday to Saturday. We close on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Students and parents should regularly check the school notice boards for details of exam fees, closing dates, school events and general information.
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General enquiries will be dealt with immediately, where possible, during normal office hours. For specific queries/enquiries please feel free to contact the office, or the Directors, and an appointment made. Outside office hours please ring and leave a detailed message. The Directors are available to students and parents and are contactable through the office. If you wish to talk to a teacher please make an appointment via the office. This procedure helps us to help you
From time to time photographs may be taken of students for publicity purposes. Unless otherwise stated, submission of the enrolment form will be regarded as permission for such photographs to be so used.
All fees are due in advance and receipts are issued through the office. Those paying large fees have the option to pay the terms fees in instalments, this facility must be arranged through the office. Fees will not be refunded if a student cancels lessons during the term.