About Us

“The future of this country's theatre tradition depends on centres of excellence such as ArtsEd.” – Andrew Lloyd Webber, President

Principal's Welcome

ArtsEd is here to set the world alight with young talent.

Our highly skilled and dedicated staff share their expertise, as well as their passion for performance, with pupils, sixth formers, undergraduates and postgraduates. All with a unique energy and joy, in our welcoming west London home.

Making it in the performing arts isn’t easy. It takes guts, determination and ambition. Not to mention the small matter of talent. But if you believe you have these qualities and genuinely want to succeed, ArtsEd will give you an amazing experience and a formidable start.

Our exceptional teaching, outstanding pastoral care and world-class facilities give all our students a flying start, nurturing talent and embedding the core skills that enable fulfilling careers in the performing arts and beyond. Our longstanding links with the industry mean you’ll be learning from the best, from people who really know what it takes.

We constantly strive to ensure that inclusivity and diversity sit at the heart of everything we do. We were a founding partner of the Diversity School Initiative, established to address under-representation in performing arts education and we are the first drama school to incorporate BSL into the curriculum.  Our graduate success is impressive. In 2021 we were placed sixth in The Telegraph’s list of British universities with the best graduate prospects.

ArtsEd Day School & Sixth Form enjoys a consistent position as the most academically successful performing arts school in the UK. All our pupils are inspired by a strong sense of family and shared purpose to achieve their full potential right across the curriculum.

ArtsEd Extra gives even more young people the opportunity to engage with the joy of the performing arts, through our Saturday School and wide range of holiday courses for all ages and abilities.

For 100 years, ArtsEd has inspired confidence, nurtured talent and achieved results. Why not come and find out what that looks like!

Dr Julie Spencer

Principal: Dr Julie Spencer

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