This should give you information on exactly how many taught hours you will get per week.
This should make clear the balance between full-time, part-time and guest tutors, so you can get an accurate sense of the staff’s professional background. Full-time staff provide understanding and continuity; part-time staff who are still working in the business keep everyone up-to-date. It is also important that there are sufficient senior managers in the school with direct professional experience that will guide their decisions.
A detailed account of the links between the school and significant professionals (performers, directors, company artistic directors, choreographers, musicians, etc.)
A list of all public performances over the previous academic year, so you can see the range of venues, audiences and material performed.
A clear policy on any deposits the school asks for from applicants; you should be told why the school charges a deposit, as well as how much it is and if/when it might be repaid to you.
A list of the previous three years’ employment destinations of graduating students, as far as they are known. Schools make considerable efforts to keep in touch with past students; it is very useful information for you as well as for the schools. You need to know the sort of jobs – range, quality – that students from the school have achieved.
Copies of inspection and monitoring reports, e.g. from HEFCE, Ofsted or other professional bodies.