Day School & Sixth Form

An exceptional independent school where the arts beat at the heart of an outstanding education.

Headteacher’s Welcome

It is with great pleasure and pride that I write here as the Head of ArtsEd Day School & Sixth Form.  An exceptional independent day school for 11-18 year olds that was 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.

ArtsEd is a 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.

“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.

You can find an essential overview of the unique and outstanding education that ArtsEd provides on this website, but to best get a sense of what to expect, please do come and visit us in person. All you need to do is come to the Open Evening in September to get a first-hand taste of the exuberance and energy that feeds all this excellence!

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+ or 18+, 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.

Peter Middleton
Interim Head

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Day School

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The perfect school for your creative child, combining outstanding vocational training with academic excellence

Sixth Form

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Nurturing talent in a national centre of excellence for the performing arts

Our Ethos

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Nurturing the individual and celebrating the team.

Student Welfare

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Dedicated to the wellbeing of each and every student.

Performance Opportunities

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Showcasing talent from right across the school.


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Choosing the next step with confidence.

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