Methods of Payment
All fees are payable in advance. They must be paid by the first day of term by BACS/cheque to: DRAMATIS. Address – Dramatis Community Drama School, 2 Halliwick Gardens, Felpham, Bognor Regis PO22 7JE. Alternatively you can pay by cash on the first day of term. This must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the pupil’s name, class name and cash amount written on the front. A receipt will be given.
We are sure you will appreciate that as a small business we depend on prompt payment. We reserve the right to charge an administrative fee of £5.00 if we have to send parents an outstanding fee reminder. We reserve the right not to admit a student to a class where outstanding fees have not been paid.
Dramatis has a waiting list of students for classes and so a Half-term’s notice is required, in writing/email if a student intends to leave. Otherwise, we reserve the right to hold a half -term’s fee in lieu of notice.
All other payments, for public examinations and festivals, should be made within ten days of receipt of invoice due to fee and commitment deadlines imposed on Dramatis. If fees remain unpaid we cannot guarantee your child’s participation in the exam.
Please note, in event of Covid restrictions, in-person classes and courses will continue online (we will not be able to refund money).
If, as a parent/guardian at any time you should wish to visit a drama class, you may do so by prior arrangement. Please feel free to discuss with us any query or concerns you may have regarding the progress being made in class work or examinations.
A student may not leave a lesson when it is in progress unless by prior arrangement with the parent/guardian. Please ensure that your child is collected promptly at the end of each lesson. While we do our best to keep an eye on all students who have finished their classes, we cannot guarantee 100% supervision from the end of class.
We reserve the right to ask any student to leave the school if their behavior is disruptive or otherwise adversely affecting the progress of the class.
We ask that parents notify us if their child is going to be absent from a lesson. We will inform parents of two consecutive absences of which we have not been notified.
Care of Buildings
We ask that all students take great care in respect of the buildings we operate in. All students are requested to pay special attention to keeping the premises clean and tidy, and to make sure they have left nothing behind. We do have a small amount of lost property, but we cannot accept responsibility for anything left behind once the classes have finished. A fire drill is performed each term.
Filming and Photography
Photographs and video footage may be taken during in-person and online classes and courses. These may be used by Dramatis for marketing and publicity on our website or social media channels. Please let us know if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempt from this activity.
Suzy Duxbury, Principal