There is always someone to talk to
Each year's new student intake is assigned a Year Tutor who holds group and individual tutorials each term. Each year elects two student representatives who can raise matters of general concern with the Year Tutor or with the Principal, who operates an 'open-door' policy. She is normally available on the same day or within 24 hours of a request for a meeting. Students can also raise matters of concern with members of staff other than their Year Tutors or student 'reps' if they prefer.
Advice for students on eating well
Regular lectures on nutrition for dancers are given by highly qualified specialists.
Professional help is close by
There are a number of NHS walk-in centres around the city, or students can of course register with one of the general medical practices near to the school. A number of NBS staff are trained first-aiders and there is a well equipped first aid/physiotherapy room on the premises. Close to the school are a number of hospitals – general accident, specialist eye, dental and foot – which all accept emergency cases.
There are also a number of physiotherapists in practice near to the school and we will be pleased to suggest one if a student needs it.
Male students have free use of a nearby gym to help develop the upper body strength necessary for their course. We have also negotiated a reduced membership of the same gym for female students.