The Glenlyn Academy prides itself on creating a friendly atmosphere that provides a high standard of training to challenge all students. We work in partnership with our parents and students to deliver a high-quality experience and ensure they flourish during their time with us.
All students are taught in a relaxed and professionally disciplined environment with students attending classes throughout the week and at weekends. Specialist workshops and rehearsals are also held in addition to timetabled classes. Technical classes are organised so that students of the same standard may train together, even if they are in different academic years.
Glenlyn Academy places great importance on the pastoral care of its students. Overseen by the Principal, the Academy provides student support and advice in many practical areas; training, education and career development, welfare and related issues. Students and their parents may have private meetings with the Principal, Vice-Principal, Pastoral Liaison Officer or class tutors on request.
Four of my young people have enjoyed many years at Glenlyn ranging from 17 to 8 years. They have loved attending classes and have been well supported and nurtured. They work and play hard. They have learnt to be disciplined and have been encouraged to develop their passion in performing arts, not just as a hobby but as career choice.
Siobhan Gibbs, Parent
Glenlyn Academy has an outstanding record of success with all students wishing to pursue further training post-18 in performing arts, securing places at the country’s leading full-time colleges.
GA has a first class reputation, earned across eighty years of training in dance, acting, singing and musical theatre. Our graduates can be seen performing in musicals, theatre, television and dance companies around the world.
Whilst at Glenlyn, our students thrive on stage, in the studio and in the examination room. Over the past five years, 80% of our students have received a Distinction in examinations taken in Acting, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics and Street Jazz.
Glenlyn Academy is committed in giving our students the best possible start for a successful future.
The majority of our students want to pursue a career in the performing arts and Glenlyn Academy gives them the skills, knowledge and experience they need to gain places at some of the country’s leading full-time vocational colleges.
Although many of our students are working towards training full-time in performing arts, Glenlyn Academy also recognises that there are some students who attend classes purely for enjoyment and to gain confidence. Glenlyn Academy is proud to be able to give students skills for life and unique and enjoyable performing opportunities.