Archive for December, 2023

ArtsEd Building Closure During Winter Break

Posted on: December 19th, 2023 by Marketing User

As we approach the winter break, we want to inform our valued Arts Ed community about the temporary closure of our building.

From Tuesday, December 19th, 2023, to Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024, the ArtsEd building will be closed for the holiday season. During this period, please note that no staff will be working, and the building will be inaccessible to students, parents and the general public.

Here are the important details regarding the winter break closure:

1. Closure Dates:

2. Limited Access:

3. Online Resources:

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this seasonal pause. The closure is an opportunity for everyone to take a well-deserved break and recharge for the year ahead.

We look forward to welcoming you back to ArtsEd when we reopen on January 3rd, 2024, refreshed and ready to embrace the new year.

We wish you a joyful and restful winter break and a happy New Year!

Application Deadline for Day School & Sixth Form Approaching…

Posted on: December 18th, 2023 by Marketing User

Deadlines for Day School & Sixth Form Applications are fast approaching.

Day School Admissions:

We audition everyone who applies to ArtsEd. The majority of pupils join the school in either Year 7 or 12, although we also welcome pupils into Years 8 and 9. As we start the curriculum for some of our key GCSE courses in Year 9, we are unable to accept applications for Year 10. References from the applicant’s current school and past school reports are also taken into consideration.

The deadline for Day School entry 2024 is: 7 February 2024 for auditions on 22nd February 2024

“Excellent in all areas”
Independent Schools Inspectorate – November 2019

“Students demonstrate very positive attitudes to learning and develop many excellent learning skills.”
ISI Report

Find out more: Day School Admissions – ArtsEd


Sixth Form Admissions:

Admissions to the Sixth Form are by auditions in December and February. You can complete our online application form anytime up to the deadline of Friday 5 January 2024, 9pm.

Auditions for Year 12 entry in September 2024 will be on:

“Pupils often apply the techniques that they develop in vocational studies to other learning”
– ISI Report

Find out more: Sixth Form Admissions – ArtsEd

Our curriculum


Expert tutors, many with industry experience, encourage and support pupils to realise their full potential in Dance, Drama and Music. Pupils develop their individual talent, gain essential team-working skills through ensemble work, and emerge as self-assured and poised performers.

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Musical Theatre
  • Music
  • Visual Arts


Our academic curriculum is rich and varied. Expert teachers create a nurturing and stimulating learning environment which engages pupils academically, intellectually and creatively.

  • Maths
  • Science
  • English
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Statistics
  • Film Studies

ArtsEd instructs a barrister to complete a review on allegations and culture

Posted on: December 18th, 2023 by Joshua Robinson

We are publishing this article in response to recent media coverage regarding culture at ArtsEd. You may be aware of the historic complaints raised in the press over the last number of weeks, and that further complaints and concerns have come to light since then.

These are serious allegations and do not reflect our values or the organisation we want to be.

The Board of Trustees have instructed Ghazaleh Rezaie, a barrister from 12 Kings Bench Walk Chambers, to undertake a review of the allegations and wider governance at ArtsEd.

While it is up to Ms Rezaie to agree and finalise the Terms of Reference, we are keen that this investigation is as broad and inclusive as possible, and that people have the opportunity to make their voice heard. We are determined to establish a clear account of the events and identify lessons to be learned based on the findings.

With that in mind, an independent email address has been established for anybody that wants to contribute to the investigation. We would encourage anybody, including all staff, students, parents and alumni to use this email address to contact Ms Rezaie.

We plan for work on the investigation to commence as soon as possible with interviews and evidence gathering in January 2024.

We hope that this statement and plan demonstrates how serious we are about holding the institution to account and how we should be determined at all times, no matter how difficult, to judge ourselves against the highest standards.

ArtsEd Alumni Leo Woodall Stars in Netflix’s “One Day”

Posted on: December 15th, 2023 by Marketing User

ArtsEd proudly announces that its 2019 acting graduate, Leo Woodall, will be gracing screens across the globe in the Netflix limited series “One Day.” Woodall, taking on the lead role of Dexter Mayhew, exemplifies the high calibre of talent nurtured at ArtsEd. The series, set to premiere on 8 February 2024, marks a significant milestone in Woodall’s rapidly ascending career.


Based on the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, “One Day” has already generated considerable buzz, thanks to its unique storytelling format and heartfelt narrative. The story, spanning several decades, follows Emma Morley (played by Ambika Mod) and Dexter Mayhew as they navigate their lives, reuniting on the same day each year.

Their journey is one of growth, change, joy, and heartbreak.


Kim Vithana, Director of the School of Acting at ArtsEd, shared her excitement about Woodall’s achievement:

“We are very excited to see Leo Woodall cast as Dexter Mayhew; the lead role in the new Netflix TV series ‘One Day’.

His success is reflective of his hard work and how the BA Acting Course prepares our students for a professional career in the performing arts.”


ArtsEd has a long-standing reputation for fostering talent that makes a significant impact in the performing arts industry. Woodall’s role in “One Day” is not just a personal triumph but also a testament to the institution’s commitment to cultivating versatile, industry-ready actors.


The show is set to unveil its first episode on Netflix on 8 February 2024. With first-look images already stirring excitement among fans and critics alike, the series is poised to be a cultural touchstone for this year.


As ArtsEd continues to celebrate and support its alumni, Leo Woodall’s journey from a promising acting student to a leading role on a global platform like Netflix is a source of inspiration for current and future students. The institution takes pride in its role in shaping the talents that contribute significantly to the arts, both on screen and off.


For more information about our School of Acting, please visit:

ArtsEd Annual Music Concert

Posted on: December 11th, 2023 by Marketing User

Full Selection of Images Now Available

After an outstanding performance from our Day School and Sixth Form, we’re excited to share the full selection of images from the annual Music Concert.

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ArtsEd’s Day School and Sixth Form Annual Music Concert is Back!

The stage is set, the performers are ready, and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre is buzzing with anticipation for another sold out production. ArtsEd Day School and Sixth Form proudly present their annual musical extravaganza, showcasing the extraordinary talents of over 200 pupils from Year 7 to Year 13.


Dates to Save: 11th– 14th December 2023, 7 pm

For four magical nights, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre will come alive with a diverse musical repertoire. Promising a night of entertainment that transcends genres and captivates audiences of all tastes.


Peter Middleton, Headteacher

We’re all super excited for the four Music Concert performances that take place this week. The programme is a musical extravaganza featuring everything from The Who to Offenbach to Frozen. We’re incredibly proud of our Day School and Sixth Form students who have been working hard all term to perfect this year’s show.




Venue: Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre

Located at 14 Bath Road, London, W4 1LY, our state of the art in-house venue provides the ideal backdrop for our talented students to showcase their skills and passion for the performing arts.


Ticket Information:

This event has now sold out.

There’s Still Time To Apply To Our Day School

The deadline for Day School entry 2024 is: 7 February 2024 for auditions on 22nd February 2024

“Excellent in all areas”
Independent Schools Inspectorate – November 2019

“Students demonstrate very positive attitudes to learning and develop many excellent learning skills.”
ISI Report

Find out more: Day School Admissions – ArtsEd

Sixth Form applications are now closed.


Celebrating Success: ArtsEd Alumni Finalists in Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream

Posted on: December 5th, 2023 by Marketing User

Celebrating Success: ArtsEd Alumni Finalists in Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream

ArtsEd is filled with pride as recent graduates Esme Bowdler and Stevie Doc from the School of Musical Theatre emerge as finalists in the flagship ITV programme, Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream.

This innovative eight-part series, airing on ITV seeks to discover the next generation of musical theatre stars for the global sensation, MAMMA MIA!.

Contestants, vying for the coveted roles of Sophie and Sky in MAMMA MIA! in London’s West End, undergo a full MAMMA MIA! experience, mentored by industry stars and judged by well-known experts in music and theatre, including ArtsEd alumni Samantha Barks (Day School & Sixth Form).


Jonathan O’Boyle, Director of the School of Musical Theatre at ArtsEd,

“We’re absolutely thrilled that recent School of Musical Theatre graduates Esme Bowdler and Stevie Doc are in the final for ITV’s Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream programme. Both Esme and Stevie demonstrate the very best of ArtsEd’s ‘triple-threat’ training. Being incredible performers, as well as ambassadors for the school.

All of us at ArtsEd wish them all the very best for next weeks final.”


Esme Bowdler and Stevie Doc have successfully navigated seven weeks of fierce competition, earning their places among the final four contestants.

The culmination of this journey will be broadcast on Sunday, 10th December, at 6:30 pm on ITV.


ArtsEd’s Triple-Threat Training

ArtsEd offers exceptional triple-threat training. An exciting and extensive curriculum prepares you to become a world-leading performer across all disciplines and in all genres.

For those aspiring to follow in the footsteps of ArtsEd’s alumni, information about the school’s Musical Theatre courses can be found below.