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Notice for new applicants

Notice for applicants who attended the aptitude workshops during w/c 24th February 2020.
In light of the current coronavirus situation and school closures, we have made arrangements to ensure that applicants are notified of a decision as soon as possible.

All letters were sent out on Thursday 19th March 2020.

Applicants who have been offered a place for September 2020 will also receive an email shortly, requesting for the necessary forms to be returned via email to

Any request or formal appeal must be put in writing and marked for the attention of ‘Head of Admissions’. Your letter must be received on or before Friday 8th May 2020. Letters can be sent as an email attachment to

If you have already returned documents via post, may we kindly ask that you also send this via email to ensure safe receipt.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide any further updates as necessary.

Thank you for your co-operation at this time.

New Year 10 Information Evening  

The Year 10 Information Evening due to take place on Wednesday 6th May has been postponed.

We will contact new Year 10 students at beginning of May with further information.

There are currently no upcoming Open Days.


In September 2011 the Government introduced a Bursary Fund providing support to young people from less advantaged backgrounds, living in England, to meet the cost of participating in post 16 education and training.

If you are living in care, a care leaver, receiving income support or are disabled in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance you will be eligible to receive a Bursary of £1,200 a year




Joshua was a student on the Musical Theatre pathway at BOA from 2012-2014. Upon completion of his studies at BOA Joshua was awarded the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship to study Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting.

In 2014, 8 students from the BOA Musical Theatre and Acting pathways also successfully gained places to train at the Guilford School of Acting.

Joshua has performed in:
Motel in Fiddler on the Roof (West End & Menier Chocolate Factory); Curly in Oklahoma! (Gordon Craig Theatre); Paul McCartney in Cilla (UK Tour, Bill Kenwright Ltd); Lesser Weasel and Cover Mole in The Wind in the Willows (London Palladium); Adam in Invision (Rehearsed reading, Cornay Denman Productions

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Mahalia Burkmar 

Mahalia Burkmar, who studied on the Dance pathway at BOA from 2014 - 2016 has recently released her new single 'Sober'. Mahalia is signed to Asylum Records and is currently touring the UK and Europe.

We wish Mahalia all the best and be sure to show your support by visiting her website and checking out her new music video below!

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Will began his apprenticeship with ITV in September 2016 after leaving BOA’s Broadcast pathway with a D*D*D* grade. As this was the only apprenticeship available at ITV, the competition was high but William’s experience and knowledge of the broadcast industry allowed him to succeed and he began working at the London studios.

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