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Perform Bursary Scheme

The Perform Bursary Fund is an independent not-for-profit scheme founded and run by local Perform parents. The scheme offers selected children free places at their local Perform school where a unique mix of drama, dance and singing is used to help develop their social skills and bring out their true potential.

The Scheme aims to provide up to 40 full annual bursary places each term - i.e. 120 per year. We are currently inviting applications from the parents/ carers of 4-7 and 7-12 year old children who would benefit from the classes but are prevented from attending by financial constraints. In particular children from disadvantaged backgrounds who are either: 

  • shy and unconfident
  • confident but unfocused
  • gifted and talented in the performing arts.

Please click for more information on the Scheme's background, values and aims, priorities and delivery considerations or monitoring and evaluation practices.

Bursary application forms can be downloaded here

Applications are now being accepted for the summer 2017 term with the deadline of Wednesday 1st March.

 

Harrison has loved all of the classes so far. I am really happy to know he is enjoying himself, improving his confidence and developing so many other interpersonal skills too!

– Mrs Bela Nunes-Edwards

Isabella really enjoys her classes and is always on a "high" afterwards (for the whole day!). I can see already how her confidence has grown. Thank you!

– Ms Anna Sales

Dexter has found Perform brilliant, he loves going and I have seen real improvements in his ability to concentrate and retain information

– Mrs Emma Beverley

George is quite anxious in new settings and Lisa-Marie has been great in helping him to find his feet at Perform. He thoroughly enjoys the classes and is gaining in confidence from week to week.

– Mrs Clare Warnett

Both my daughters adore perform and we are delighted with the quality. We are both from academic backgrounds and really admire your attention to detail and child development. We couldn't be happier.

– Mrs Julia Martin

Ella loves perform! Her school teacher has remarked that she has started to use much more expression in her reading and I'm certain that this is thanks to Perform. 

– Mrs Holly Gregory

Anja is enjoying the classes very much, and I've already noticed more confidence in Anja speaking to adults using her loud and clear voice :-)

– Viktoria Arnold

Wonderful, exactly what my eldest needed to boost her confidence at the awkward " self awareness" stage of development, she can't wait to get there each week.

– Sue Richards

I would like to thank both Karen and Ashley profusely for the amount of effort they put in with Yevi. You are doing a wonderful job. His concentration and focus is so much better and I have to say I have NEVER seen him this excited to attend a class EVER. He loves it. 

– Rajni Jayasekera

Perform has helped my shy daughter come out of my shell and gives my outgoing son an outlet for his exuberance (which can sometimes be frowned on at school). We all love it.

– Lucy Kihlstrom

Alana is really enjoying it and I feel that it is helping her to express herself. I noticed that her speaking is clearer.

– Justine Lee

I have noticed that Beatriz finds it easier to learn her lines for her school plays, she is confident and loves going to Perform.

– Joana

Maisie is always so excited to go to Perform, and we have noticed a big difference in her. Despite her young age she keeps up with the older kids, and we have noticed her imagination and creativity has kicked into overdrive! Thank you so much to the teachers, they do a great job.

– Holly Venables

We have nothing but excellent things to say about Perform. We would go as far as saying it has changed our life. Both our boys have had big confidence and self esteem issues and Perform has really helped these but while crucially giving them so much fun and laughter which is lovely.

– Frances Parsons

I love the content and the social skills that my child is being taught. He is now running in to class after having to be peeled off my husband for the first couple of weeks.

– Cara Collins

I love that the priority with Perform is the development & well being of each child rather than pushing them to "perform" without considering their enjoyment. Both of my children are so happy in class and develop week on week.

– Becky Waller

I love the way that they respond to Leo's specific needs and encourage him to speak out, to move and dance and build his confidence through such positive responses to his efforts.

– Gemma Moorby