Day School & Sixth Form

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Head’s Welcome

I am delighted that you have chosen to find out more about ArtsEd Day School & Sixth Form, an exceptional independent school for 11 to 18-year-olds where pupils immerse themselves in high-calibre academic study whilst developing their talent and their passion for performance. Founded over 100 years ago, our ethos remains true to the original vision for the school:  to provide a broad and balanced education stretching pupils to achieve both their academic and artistic potential.

I am immensely proud of everything that we have achieved here over the last eighteen months, during a period that was enormously challenging for pupils, parents, and teachers. I look forward to taking the school community forward, building on our outstanding Independent Schools Inspection outcome, our excellent examination results, and our welcoming ethos.

“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent. Pupils demonstrate very positive attitudes to learning, notably a strong desire to fulfill their ambitions. Pupil’s performance in dance, acting and musical theatre is at a very high level. These levels of achievement are enabled by expert teaching.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate – November 2019.

I am particularly proud of the nurturing pastoral care that is such a core part of our offer, an essential element in the development of our pupils’ self-confidence and the fostering of an environment that supports and encourages everyone in all their endeavours.

I am delighted to be leading our expert staff team and outstanding pupils for the autumn term, before Matthew Bulmer, our new Headteacher, joins us in January 2022.

Claire Parker-Wood
Acting Head
September 2021

Matthew Bulmer
Incoming Head (January 2022)

It is with great pleasure and pride that I write here as the new Headteacher of ArtsEd, and I cannot wait to get started properly in January.

Our website provides an essential overview of the unique and outstanding education that ArtsEd provides, but to best get a sense of what to expect, please do come and visit us in person. Spending just an hour at our Chiswick home will quickly convey the energy, engagement, and positivity that is at the heart of the ArtsEd experience.  You can come to an Open Evening or book a tour.

ArtsEd is an independent day school like no other; an international leader in Performing Arts education and a local and national leader in its wider academic provision. Our students achieve value added scores in the top 1% nationally, which means that all our pupils reach their academic potential, achieved through a programme of teaching and learning that is tailored to each individual. ArtsEd pupils benefit from a high-quality vocational programme delivered by committed and creative professionals, and their expertise instils in our pupils a passion for performance that feeds into all aspects of their education and personal development.

Our students spend time every day doing what they love, which means that they grow and develop into happy, collaborative, and well-rounded individuals, fully committed to holistic education and, at 16+, armed with a set of skills and experiences that prepare them for whatever pathway they choose to follow.

ArtsEd Day School pupils are remarkable individuals, and we pride ourselves on knowing, nurturing and respecting them as such. The school’s outstanding pastoral systems, small class sizes, and family atmosphere mean that every young person feels valued, supported and encouraged to be the very best they can be.

I look forward to welcoming you to the school soon.

Matthew Bulmer
Incoming Head
September 2021

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Acting Headteacher: Claire Parker-Wood

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Fuelling passion for performance and a zest for learning.

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