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  • ArtsEd Day School & Sixth Form
    Cone Ripman House
    14 Bath Road
    W4 1LY
  • Head: Mr Peter Middleton
  • T 020 8987 6600
  • F 020 8987 6601
  • E [email protected]
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  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hounslow
  • Pupils: 283; sixth formers: 146 (30 boys; 116 girls)
  • Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
  • Fees: £17,754 - £20,364 pa
  • Open days: September
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

‘They’re not just dancing around in legwarmers all the time – the academics are really serious here,’ said parent. Certainly no shortage of attentive faces in the (rather cramped, but soon to be joined by bigger, airier ones) classrooms during our visit, with school in top one per cent (top five per cent for sixth form) in the UK when it comes to value added. No mean feat when you consider that several of the students we spoke to were scathing about their academic performance before arriving here. From years 7 to 11, students specialise in either dance or drama, but everyone receives classes in both disciplines; superlative teaching in both. Parents would be wise to put dinner time back – the amount of time students are required to spend in school increases as they move up. ‘I am sometimes

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What the school says...

ArtsEd is an exceptional independent school, where the performing arts sit at the heart of an outstanding education. Pupils immerse themselves in high-calibre academic study whilst developing their talent and their passion for performance.

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.

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.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2023, Peter Middleton.


Usually around 65 applications for the 24 year 7 places but school won’t take full number if there aren’t 24 good enough to take (looks for potential, not polish). Another eight places become available in year 9. Odd vacancies come up in other years too so always worth checking. Entrance is by audition for one of the pathways through to GCSE - drama and dance (years 7, 8 and 9) or musical theatre (year 9). Written assessment in maths and English is simply to gauge academic progress - the school is academically non-selective. Biggest entry point is sixth form, when around 300 apply for the 75-ish external places. Candidates are auditioned for one of the two pathways – BTEC level 3 extended diploma in performing arts (acting, dance or musical...

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Special Education Needs

ArtsEd is not a special needs school although we do have experience with a range of educational needs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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