Safeguarding our students and your children

These are the procedures that we have in place in order to protect your child/children whilst attending Stagestars. It is important that you and your child understand these procedures, so please sign below to say that you have read this information.

Car parking:

Unfortunately, our car park is only to be used by staff. Please do not park there unless you have a special arrangement with us, ie. disabled badge holder. As you know, we only have a single lane to the car park, so it must be kept clear at all times for pedestrians during our opening hours. We appreciate that it is inconvenient in bad weather, but the safety of our students is paramount, so please refrain from using the car park at all times.

Sign in and out:

At the start of each lesson a register is taken for Fire safety, but we also have an extra level of security with regards to dropping off and collecting your child. At reception we have a ‘sign in/out’ book, please make sure that each time you drop off your child, that you sign them in to the building, and on collection that you sign them out, so that we know they have been collected safely. If you are staying in the cafe please also sign yourself in and out, so we know you are there in the event of a fire.

Who is allowed to collect your child other than parents?

If someone other than a parent or known guardian is taking your child to and from Stagestars, we do require that you inform us of this. Also, on the contrary, if there is ever anyone who you do not want collecting your child, it is your responsibility to inform us of this request in writing, so that staff are made aware.

Do you allow your child who is under 16 to walk home alone?

If you allow your child to walk home his/her own, and if the child is under 16 years, we do require a signature from a parent confirming that this is your request, please see below. Once the child leaves our building we cannot be held responsible for their safety and wellbeing.

What happens if parents/guardians are late?

We do expect you to be prompt in collecting your children, as our teachers are usually going from one class straight on to teach another. However, we do understand that on rare occasions there are unforeseen circumstances that could prevent you from being on time. Therefore, please reinforce to your children that if they are not collected on time, they should never leave the building. They should report to a member of staff or Donna in the cafe and there they will be kept safe until you arrive or we make contact with you to make arrangements. Again, if you arrange for someone else to collect your child, we do require to be informed of this arrangement by letter or text. Please send a text if you are going to be late, as it saves a lot of worry by your child. Seonaid: 07976221821.

Our insurance covers the children when they are part of our classes, and in the care of our staff. Our staff cannot be responsible for them if they leave our building, so please reinforce to your children that they must not leave without a parent or guardian, if under 16 years, unless with prior arrangement as noted below.

Testimonials

My daughter Ellie started with Stagestars PAS 4 years ago aged 8. Since starting she has been involved in two big shows and a number of other performances which she has loved and which have given her opportunities to learn in performing arts and grow with her self confidence. I too have thoroughly enjoyed learning and seeing for myself how things go backstage after helping behind the scenes of two big show performances. The work and commitment that goes into the shows is fantastic both from staff and students and the pride that the students show in themselves and each other is amazing! It was truly great to see! Staff are fantastic and Ellie has become especially fond of all her teachers there. I would and will always recommended Stagestars to anyone. It is a great place where the kids can relax, let go, be themselves and have lots of fun with some very talented mentors.

Kerry  

My daughter has been attending Stagestars for over three years and has enjoyed a variety of activities including messy play and ballet and now currently attends gymnastics and the junior school. The classes they offer are fantastic, my daughter is always so enthusiastic to attend and delighted coming home showing off new skills she's been learning. The staff are brilliant, all so friendly towards the whole family, and we all look forward to getting some home bakes in the cafe too. My daughter had her 5th birthday party here and their attention to detail was second to none, nothing was too big of an ask.

Ashley 

My son looks forward to his Stagestars class every Thursday and has been attending now for 2 years.Having the mix of the three classes is just fantastic; music, drama and dance, which I feel gives a much stronger rounded performer. The school is like a second family to him and it's wonderful that he is not the only boy, which used to be case at other dance classes he tried. It's also wonderful for him to mix with children away from his day to day schooling, which will help him not only in performance, but the bigger social picture of life. Traveling 40miles is a commitment, but one worth having and getting home late after 9, but with a total buzz of what the new song or dance move is. Wonderful to see such enthusiasm and passion from a ten year old boy. Thank you Seonaid and the whole team.

Christine 

My daughter has been attending Stagestars for the past five years. She attends a variety of classes including dance, gymnastics and the Performing Arts School. I cannot speak highly enough of them. The teaching standard and experiences offered are of an excellent and professional standard. The team are friendly, caring and extremely committed to ensure the pupils reach their full potential. Thank you Stagestars for cultivating a lifelong love for the arts in our children.

Lesley  

I recommend the Pilates class. I was advised to go by my osteopath after suffering from back pain. At the beginning I really wasn't sure about it but I stuck it out. I'm so glad that I persevered as I am stronger and am more flexible, although there's still plenty of room for improvement! However, the biggest bonus is I haven't had any back pain since starting!
The staff are always friendly, caring and professional.
Laura