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Dance and Performing Arts School in Cuffley

Our Terms and Conditions


SLPA students are required to show respect and consideration to their tutors and each other. It is an integral part of the school ethos to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone to enjoy. Any disruptive or intolerant behaviour will be reported to parents in the first instance. We will work with parents to resolve any underlying issues, however, persistent bad behaviour or behaviour that we feel is detrimental to the school, our staff or other students will result in that student being asked to leave classes.


Full uniform is expected in all dance classes.  For all Performing Arts Students there will be a compulsory uniform of a school T-shirt priced at £8. Uniform must be worn at all classes, with black leggings or black track suit bottoms.  Required footwear is trainers.

SLPA cannot be held responsible for the loss of any personal items or possessions.  Jewellery should not be worn.  Stud earrings are acceptable. 


If a student must bring a mobile phone to classes it will be at their own risk. We ask that all mobiles are switched off or on silent during lessons.  Making / receiving / checking calls or messages during classes will not be permitted. 


Junior and Intermediate students must be collected from their last lesson by a parent or older sibling.  Please advise us in advance, preferably by email or text, if you have asked any other adult to collect your child.  No student from this age group is allowed to leave on their own or meet a parent outside.

To comply with Health & Safety regulations,  any  student who needs to leave classes early,  MUST  inform their tutor or a member of staff on the day so that they can be marked off the register.  This applies to all age groups. 


Please ensure we are kept up to date with contact details for all parents and guardians. In the event of a student becoming ill or needing medical attention we will contact parents or emergency contact numbers. We assure all parents and guardians that your personal details will not be passed on to any third party, in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If we are unable to contact an appropriate adult, we will act as loco parentis and seek medical attention as we judge appropriate. Please make sure we are kept up to date with any necessary medical information.


Fees are payable in advance on or before the first day of each term. We regret that we are unable to accept weekly payments for classes.

A second child participating in our Sunday Performing Arts classes will receive a 10% discount off their fees. A third child participating in our Sunday Performing Arts classes is free of charge. The free place is offered to brothers and sisters only and cannot be extended to other relatives or friends. Fees cannot be refunded for non - attendance at classes.



From time to time we will also take photographs or video footage during classes/rehearsals/ shows etc., which may be used on our website or for other advertising material. Please advise the office, in writing, if you have any objection to images of your son/daughter being used for this purpose.


We hope your son or daughter will remain with us for many years, but when the time does come to say goodbye we require a minimum of four weeks written notice from a parent/guardian. This notice must be given prior to the end of term to enable us to offer the place elsewhere.

In the event of a student not returning to a new term, without giving the appropriate written notice, an invoice will be issued for four weeks class fees, in lieu of notice.

To avoid embarrassment to students, please let us know if your son or daughter is a slow reader or has dyslexia or any other learning issues. We will always endeavour to offer extra help where needed.
All health, educational and personal information is treated with the strictest confidence.

Your son or daughter will find a warm welcome at Sarah Luke Performing Arts (SLPA), and we sincerely hope that their time with us will build confidence and give them many happy memories.


The privacy policy describes what personal data we collect and what we do with that personal data.  Personal data is information that can be used to identify someone or something about you or your child.

The information which we collect may include your/your child’s name, contact details (and date of birth).  We are also required to collect and process information relating to any medical conditions which your child has for health and safety reasons.


What personal data do we collect?

SLPA collects details from the parent/carer regarding the student at the time of registration including:

Child’s name, date of birth, home address

Name, home/email address and contact number of parent/carer

Any relevant medical conditions of child (ie asthma, allergies, etc)


Why do we collect this information and how is it used?

Child’s name and date of birth – we collect this information to identify the correct class for the student.

Home address, email address and phone number(s) – we collect this information to distribute any necessary correspondence, invoices and other communications relating to SLPA and your child, or to contact you in the case of emergency.

Details of medical conditions – we collect this information to ensure that we are aware of anything that might put your child at risk and the attention that may be required.


Which third parties do we share this information with?

If your child is participating in a SLPA performance or show, the above information will be sent to the relevant Local Authorities/organisers.  This is a requirement of the relevant Local Authorities/Organisers so that they can confirm we are following the correct procedures regarding the Children’s performance activities and, where necessary, to issue the necessary licences.


Who can access this Data?

The data we collect is stored securely at the SLPA office and can only be accessible by the SLPA Principal.


If my child leaves the school what happens to my/my child’s personal data?

When a student leaves SLPA, personal data relating to that pupil will be deleted from the database.

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