Archive for April, 2016

Success at Drama Festival

Posted on: April 21st, 2016 by artsAdmin

The Independent Schools Association (ISA) Drama Festival is an established Drama competition with a national profile. Schools from across the country take part in performances over three days in March, competing for awards that recognise a range of theatrical skills including acting, innovation, costume and professionalism.

Arts Educational are delighted to announce that our Year 10 drama students were awarded The Thorpe Hall Prize for their performance of ‘Conkers’ written and directed by Steven Pleasants. The award was given for the best ensemble production showing exceptional professionalism and innovation which is a great testament to the students’ creativity and team work.

The piece explored the issue of teen crime inspired by a true story of an elderly woman, tragically attacked and hospitalised by three youths. The play asks us to question our decisions and is poetically presented through the sad demise of a once glorious conker tree. 

Drama Teacher Steven Pleasants praised the cast: “The students were given the unique opportunity to originate these roles, as well as approach a very sensitive topic that they felt was important to them. Their professionalism on the day of performance was exemplary and has been duly noted with this outstanding award.”

Pupils Raise Money for Sports Relief

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by artsAdmin

This year’s Sport Relief was bigger than ever with the current total standing at a staggering £56,984,007.

The Day School pupils and staff did their bit raising money to support Sport Relief projects in the UK and in the world’s poorest communities.

Students enjoyed wearing their favourite sports kit to school, holding a bake and taking part in a sponsored 8km run.

At lunch time there was fierce competition as staff took on students on the netball court and football pitch.

Well done to everyone who took part, an impressive £605.25 was raised!

Last Call to join ArtsEd Sixth Form in 2016

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by artsAdmin

Our audition days are a chance to learn more about what life is like at ArtsEd and meet some of our students and staff. All applicants take part in a drama workshop, a group interview as well as subject specific audition components. You can find out more about the audition requirements here.

Our excellent performing arts offering of Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre is supported by a strong education in a wide range of subjects including Production Arts, French, Music Technology, Art, History, English Literature and Media Studies to name but a few. This gives you the choice to pursue vocational training, university study or enter employment upon leaving Sixth Form.

You can see further details of our course options and leavers' destinations on the Sixth Form pages.

So what next?

Complete and submit the application form by Friday 22 April to secure your audition place.

Please contact Rosalie Jones if you have any questions or would like to discuss anything: / 020 8987 6600