A famous Glasgow school attended by the current Dr Who star has been ranked in the world's top 10 in a prestigious global ranking.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has been rated one of the world's top ten performing arts schools.

Based on Renfrew Street in the city, the conservatoire has held on to its number six spot in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

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It’s the eighth time it has been placed in the top 10 since the ranking was established in 2016.

Founded in 1847, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a dynamic international community of artists.

It provides specialist teaching across music, drama, dance, production, film, and more.

Since opening, the school has taught many famous faces including Ncuti Gatwa (the current Dr Who star), James McAvoy(below), David Tennant, and many more.

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Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is recognised by professional peers and employers once again to be ranked in the world top ten for eight out of the past nine years.

"This is a wonderful tribute to our innovative approach to the arts and research as well as to the commitment and resilience of our staff and students and all who support this special artistic community.

“These are challenging times for the funding of higher education and for the arts.

"We advocate for the arts to be valued and recognised as fundamental to the human condition as well as vital to the creative economy and the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

“Against this backdrop, it is heartening and a cause for celebration to have Scotland’s national conservatoire and our performing arts education shine on the global stage.”

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Professor Dorothy Miell OBE, Chair of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is very much an ensemble institution, just like the art-forms and disciplines it teaches.

“It is of particular credit to all who contribute to RCS that the institution is again ranked among the finest globally and I’d like to pay tribute to Principal Jeffrey Sharkey, and all staff, students, alumni, governors, trustees, donors, partners and friends, for the essential parts they play in making this achievement possible.”