Day School & Sixth Form

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

Headteacher’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 100 years ago by two ground-breaking educationalists, Grace Cone and Olive Ripman, our ethos remains true to their vision: to provide a broad and balanced education stretching pupils to achieve both their academic and artistic potential.

Our combination of talented teachers meeting young talented minds creates a truly dynamic environment for teaching and learning. Dedicated staff build warm and constructive learning relationships with pupils, creating a strong ethos of nurture and individualism that enables each pupil to flourish as a person, as a learner and as a performer. Our successful balance of vocational and academic classes instils in our pupils a deep-seated confidence and a broad range of skills, giving them the scope at 16 or 18+ to pursue a path that’s right for them.

“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.

For 100 years, ArtsEd Alumni have significantly influenced the creative industries and beyond on a global scale. They include doctors, lawyers and high-flying executives, as well as leading choreographers, directors and producers. Emerging talent in the Arts includes current Day School pupil Zoe Brough, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in The Nether; and Thomas Dennis, who left the Sixth Form for the lead role in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and who has just completed a run at the National Theatre starring as Albert Narracott in War Horse.

The enthusiasm and expertise of our teachers fuel our pupils’ passion for performance, cultivating a zest for learning right across the curriculum. Our outstanding pastoral care, as well as the support and encouragement that pupils give one another, make enjoyment, as much as excellence, part of everyone’s day.

Don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself. You can book a tour, come to our Open Evening or try us out on a Taster Day.

I very much look forward to meeting you.

Adrian Blake

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Headteacher: Adrian Blake

Day School

Day School

Fuelling passion for performance and a zest for learning.

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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