SCHOLARSHIP applications are open for the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, which has a centre in Hagley.

Successful applicants will be awarded a full, year-long scholarship which will cover the cost of their weekly tuition fees, uniform, additional masterclasses and group Trinity College London examinations.

Successful individuals will receive £1,056 worth of help from PQA, which was founded by former Birds of a Feather actress Quirke in 2007 and now has 170 academies nationwide.

PQA is a weekend performing arts academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years.

Applications are open until June 26. For further information or to apply, visit