Italia Conti prides itself on the supportive and caring ‘family’ atmosphere we offer our students. This is made possible by the relatively small number of students on site, combined with high student / tutor contact hours. Students have access to continual pastoral care and receive regular individual tutorials with assigned course tutors and our designated safeguarding lead. All members of staff conduct classes in a supportive and mutually respectful manner. Italia Conti's 'open door’ policy allows students to fully communicate with their peers and staff and they are encouraged to express and discuss any difficulties they may be experiencing.
In addition to support from the Italia Conti staff, a head girl and head boy is selected from the third year, along with student representatives. Each student rep is assigned to a year group, allowing students from lower year groups to report any problems to their year group representative. Head girls/boys and year group reps are also on hand for students who may just want to have a chat or voice any concerns or worries to someone in a similar situation who is not within their year group or close friendship group. Head girls / boys and student reps play an important role and offer additional help and support where needed.
Learning support is offered to students who have learning difficulties. Qualified staff are trained to work with learners and offer extra literacy support and assistance.
MEDICAL & HEALTH
Many on-site staff are first aid trained and able to attend to any minor ailments and a pupil welfare officer is usually on duty. The welfare officer also acts as an important confidant to pupils with personal or medical problems and will arrange counselling, specialist or medical appointments as required. Regular remedial 'in house' physiotherapy clinics are held at our sites and the welfare officer has contact with a number of local practitioners should any pupils require these additional services. All emergencies are referred to hospital and the welfare officer has access to pupils medical notes. Due to the nature of the course, pupils are advised to arrange private medical insurance by the commencement of their course. We recommend that all pupils register with a doctor if living away from home.
Full lunches, snacks and light refreshments are available from the canteen at our Barbican campus and meals are compulsory for all Theatre Arts School Pupils. Students at our Avondale and Guildford campus' have access to a 'Green Room', with facilities for students to prepare food, eat and relax during breaks.
UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT
UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT
All Theatre Arts School pupils are required to wear Academy uniform. All students attending full-time and short courses are required to wear suitable vocational clothing and should have appropriate equipment. Full details of uniform and equipment will be given upon acceptance, much of which can be obtained from our online shop.
Italia Conti cannot accept responsibility for personal property of any kind belonging to students that may be lost on any of its premises. Students are advised to take out an insurance policy for personal property.
BRITAINS FIRST PERFORMANCE ACADEMY
Founded in 1911, the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts is Britain’s oldest Performing Arts College.
It is renowned throughout the world as a training centre of excellence.