The Royal Ballet School admits students on the basis of talent or potential talent in classical dance. There are 4 audition routes: 1) Students apply in the Autumn Term. Preliminary auditions are held throughout the UK. Final auditions are held in March. 2) Students at Summer School are invited to audition. 3) Overseas applicants or those seen at competitions are assessed by the Director and the Ballet Principal by arrangement. 4) Lower School students audition for Upper School.
Royal Ballet School has a total of 217 pupils, with 91 pupils in the Sixth Form.