The Academy welcomes enquiries and applications from disabled students. Candidates are recruited on the basis of their musical abilities and potential.

For information about access into and around the building, please see our step-free access page.

Our Disability Advisor offers confidential support with the following:

  • disability issues within the Academy
  • one-to-one support for students
  • external specialist support services
  • applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), needs assessments for DSA, provision of a learning support tutor and specialist equipment
  • screening for dyslexia and dyspraxia

To contact the Disability Advisor, please call 020 7873 7431 or email disability@ram.ac.uk.

For support with your application to study at the Academy, see our Application section or email admissions@ram.ac.uk.

For those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, we can provide tuition with an Additional Support Tutor. This service is available to students who have been allocated funding for specialist tuition through their Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

Access and disability

More information about access and disability can be found in our guide for prospective and current academy students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.

The guide explains more about:

  • defining disability – from learning difficulties to mobility problems and long-term health conditions
  • how the Academy applies the social model of disability, which focuses on how people are disabled by the restrictions that exist within society, rather than by their condition
  • telling us about a disability when applying
  • help with attending open days and auditions, and before you start at the Academy
  • support and advice during your programme of study
  • initial screening, assessment or diagnosis if you think you may have a disability
  • the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) scheme, which sets out any additional requirements or adjustments you need, such as extra time, use of laptop in exams or enlarged print scripts
  • additional learning support tutorials and specialist IT equipment
  • visual impairment and training before your course
  • monitoring and developing provision for students with disabilities

It also provides information about:

  • accommodation
  • transport
  • financial help and the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
  • useful contacts