There are different admission systems for each age group:

• for 14-16s, the referral must be made by your school or Local Authority,
• people aged 16-19 can be referred by the school, or by Social Services, Youth Offending Teams, hostels and hospitals, family centres and Youth Offender Institutions. You can also refer yourself.

Please contact us on 020 7692 5860 for more information on making your application. We will talk with you about the different options we can offer. You can also refer to our Admissions Policy.

Application forms can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


Your interest in the performing arts and the media is top priority, but there are also other issues we take into consideration.

Priority is given to ‘Looked After’ children. Applicants will also be given priority if they are at risk of exclusion from school or have been excluded, if they are engaged with a Youth Offending Team, have special educational needs
or meet disability criteria.

Priority will also be given to students who have additional needs that affect their ability to cope in mainstream education or if they have no school place.


The 16-19s programme is designed for young people who have left school with few or no qualifications. If you are in this age group you can refer yourself or be referred by a range of organisations (see above). Contact details are listed at the back of this prospectus.

As with the 14-16 age group, your interest in the performing arts and the media is top priority, but there are other issues we will also consider.

Priority will be given to applicants who are care leavers or ex-offenders, to people who are homeless or have a young family, and to people who are refugees or newly arrived in the UK.

Pre-16 Referral Form

Post-16 Referral Form