Key features

  • Franchisees are provided with the materials, training and support required to deliver the classes as well as market and operate their Academy.
  • Our advertising and marketing programme has been devised with many years of experience and operates under the guidance and support of our marketing team.
  • Support and advice is given to Franchisees in the selection of their initial studio locations and business set-up.
  • All curriculum content and lesson plans are provided each term over a four-year period; therefore, Franchisees are spared the time-consuming task of research and preparation of lessons.
  • In most cases, the Academy Franchise is operated from home, with teaching studios being established in suitable halls within the franchise territory

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    Training and support

    Franchisees are fully trained in all aspects of the teaching, marketing and administration of our programme. Support includes training throughout the first year of operation. In subsequent years, regular visits and support is provided by the Training team.

    Seminars

    Several times a year, Principals attend a training seminar to cover relevant business matters and to workshop the curriculum for the coming term. These days are also an opportunity for Principals to network with each other and exchange anecdotes and ideas.

    “I would highly recommend this class”

    My daughter attends the Helen O' Grady Drama Academy in St. Helens. Since joining, her confidence has grown and she looks forward to her lesson each week. Her lovely teacher, Andrea, has nothing but praise for her and is leading her into becoming a talented drama student. I would highly recommend this class.

    Parent - St. Helens

    Luca had a wonderful time! He has always had an amazing imagination and it has always amazed me the lengths he goes to. I am so glad he enjoyed yesterday, he really cannot wait to return next week. He is already thinking about costumes he has that he can wear! Thank you.

    Parent - Tayforth

    Thank you for being instrumental in improving Tamsyn's confidence and for the great opportunities she has had in the shows. She has REALLY enjoyed herself. She is looking forward to the opportunities Redland High will give her for drama and I know she will enjoy herself all the more because of the grounding you have given her.

    Parent - Bristol

    My children attend the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Derbyshire and I am overwhelmed by everything the academy has given my children; confidence, fun, memories, excitement and belief in themselves. Thank you so much!

    Parent - Derbyshire

    Thank you Helen O'Grady: Our son has been going to the academy for a number of years and what a difference it has made to his speech and confidence. Our boy is 11 and has oral dyspraxia, which affects his ability to speak clearly and his short term memory. He loves his drama and is very outgoing. He wants to get involved in the drama lessons and annual plays that his primary school put on, but has been held back because of his dyspraxia and has never had a speaking part. Helen O'Grady has been awesome, the staff are so helpful and understanding of our son's difficulty and he has always had a proper speaking part, even during the early years. Thank you Helen O'Grady for helping our son thrive and grow into a confident young man.

    Parent - South Wales

    In school assemblies and plays, my son, Stefan was usually relegated to the background. He was bright but lacked the confidence to speak up and be heard. Since being at the academy, Stefan has bloomed and consequently had major parts in each successive school assembly. Thank you so much for instilling in my son the confidence to let his voice be heard and his presence be felt. Such confidence will be invaluable as he grows up and will help to prepare him for every aspect of life.

    Parent - North London

    I am very grateful to be working with such positive people. The family of the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy is spread so far and wide. How wonderful knowing we are all linked together by our passion to help children develop and believe in themselves through are stunning curriculum.

    Alison Mazanec - Executive Principal, Bristol

    Thank you for everything. In 10 years you have changed me from a shy young boy to a confident young man.

    Student - Tayforth

    Through the programme thousands and thousands of young people find their voice, generate self-belief, become generous participants in life and experience much fun and fulfilment along the way!

    Helen O' Grady - Founder