Preliminary Training for 5 - 7 year olds

The Young Academy was created in order to prepare our younger performers for the challenges that face them in the Main School - hence the format of their sessions is the same as in Main School... only shorter!

Young Academy students are given an introduction to the three key disciplines of the performing arts - ACTING, SINGING & DANCE- in three digestible, half hour classes.

Guided by our experienced, DBS-cleared teachers; students learn to channel their energy and enthusiasm into creative, progressive learning.

Young Academy students are encouraged to express themselves, to work creatively with others and to put in place all the key skills and techniques that will enable them to produce focused, watchable work.

Oh and one other thing... they'll have FUN... and lots of it!

We believe passionately in providing a fun, safe environment where our students can EXPRESS and ENJOY themselves whilst learning key musical-theatre skills.



Henley in Arden School

Stratford Road
Henley in Arden
B95 6AF

Saturday Morning
Young Academy 09:00am - 10:30am


Wootton Upper School

Hall End Road
MK43 9HT

Saturday Morning
Young Academy Coming Soon

Saturday Afternoon
Young Academy 2:00pm - 3:30pm


Oakley Academy

Station Road
MK43 7RE

Saturday Morning
Young Academy 09:30am - 11:00am

Mia loves the APA. It has been the making of her. She gets so excited about going on a Saturday and the team are always fun and encouraging! Her singing, dancing and acting have improved so much. So happy we sent her!
Suzi Webb
My daughter absolutely lives for Saturday afternoons at the academy. She has gained so much from being a member of the APA. As a stage manager in a former life I'm endlessly impressed with how professional the training is, the high expectations that Glyn and his team have of the students and the stunning production values of the Christmas Shows.
Beth Beynon
Amazing! Such a great place for children to learn and grow!
Kay Harvey
Ruby has been attending The Academy for over 2 years and in that time her confidence has grown no end and the skills she has learnt and demonstrated in performance have astounded us!
Ruth Rust
I've been attending APA for almost seven years - they have been the most exciting, informative and happiest of my life! Here's to many more great experiences.
Aimee Parker
Academy time is my son's favourite time each week. Fabulous teachers who get the best out of all the children.
Victoria Kilroy
A big thumbs up! All the staff are amazing!
Emma Davis
Great place where all age groups gel as one.
Jacqui Parker
Caring and knowledgeable staff who make sure that all the students are happy, equally important and perform their best.
Julie Reeves