**Following a recent inspection by OFSTED we have been graded OUTSTANDING in all key areas. You can view our full inspection by following this link https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/50070 **
SLP College is situated in the heart of the North and was established in 1991 by the Principal, Sandra Reid, in a large converted chapel that has been further developed and extended to provide excellent facilities for musical theatre and dance.
We welcome students from diverse national and international backgrounds that demonstrate a high level of potential and passion for the course offered.
Miss Reid’s vision was to offer talented students from all walks of life the opportunity to train in the north of England, regardless of their financial circumstances.
SLP College has a first class faculty encompassing professionals from television and the theatre. All of our teachers are highly qualified and are specialists in their chosen subjects. Guest teachers from all genres visit on a regular basis and bring with them fresh ideas and up-to-date information on the industry.
We are one of the UK’s leading training grounds for young artistic performing talent. The hallmark of this success has always been the creativity and diversity of our students, teachers and the warm, friendly, helpful atmosphere that is apparent to all who visit the college. All staff whether teaching or support, endeavour to make all students welcome and valued.
SLP College seeks to preserve and nourish the individuality and creative spirit of each of our students encouraging them to develop as performers and people, accelerate their individual progress and reach their full potential. In the vibrant atmosphere at the college we advocate a policy of open communication creating a unique working environment producing positive, versatile, communicative, young professional performers. This is demonstrated by the wide success of our students in all areas of Musical Theatre and Dance. SLP College promotes British values and is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality and working together to safeguard children and young people.
We are overseen by OFSTED as we are a provider of the government Dance and Drama Award (DaDA) scheme for both our Professional Diplomas in Musical Theatre and Dance
"Teachers are well qualified, highly experienced and possess a rich insight into the performing arts industry."
"The high standard of accommodation and resources across the College, and the significant breadth of staff expertise, help reinforce the very high quality of provision".
"A high proportion of students successfully progress into sustained employment".
"Teachers provide high-quality, challenging and stimulating training across all performance disciplines".
"The quality of accommodation and resources around the College is excellent".
(OFSTED Inspection April 2016)
"This visit to SLP College was productive, informative and enjoyable… the visit assured the panel that SLP College is providing a high standard of training and deserves re-accreditation."
(CDET re-accreditation inspection March 2014)
"The Musical Theatre course is well designed and covers all the requirements of the Trinity Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre. There is high quality feedback to students. All students feel supported and are very happy with the balance of the timetable. The pastoral care is excellent in the College."
(Trinity College London revalidation inspection 2012).