Fine Arts College Hampstead A GSG School
- Fine Arts College Hampstead
Centre Studios 41-43 Englands Lane
- Head: Ms C Cave
- T 020 7586 0312
- F 020 7483 0355
- E email@example.com
- W www.hampsteadfinearts.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 14 to 19
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Camden
- Pupils: 185
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £19,500 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
‘What we liked about the college,‘ said one parent, ‘is the industrious informality. They take the job seriously, but don’t wear it too formally.‘ A low-key, calm and friendly place, with strong teaching and results, particularly in the arts. Ideal for the ‘arty, urban misfit’ who has wilted in a...
What the school says...
Fine Arts College was founded in 1978 as an independent sixth form college specialising in the study of Arts and Humanities. Today the College offers a wide choice of subjects at GCSE and A level as well as a two-term Portfolio Course for students preparing for art school entry. The College is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.
The College is located in a characterful part of Belsize Park with the main site situated in a secluded courtyard away from the bustle of the street. The courtyard buildings, originally a Victorian dairy, are modern and light-filled and comprise a series of lecture and tutorial rooms alongside art, drama and music studios. The College also houses specialist studios for photography and media studies nearby. Each of the tutorial rooms has its own extensive subject library including books, slides and DVDs.
The College functions on an ethos of mutual respect where an individuals talents and ambitions are encouraged and nurtured. For this reason the number of students is restricted to no more than 160, maintaining small class sizes and strong pastoral care for all students and ensuring an exceptional pass rate in exams. Virtually all students go on to higher education at a range of universities and art, music and drama schools.
Fine Arts College provides an opportunity for young people to study in a mature, open and stimulating atmosphere; a unique bridge between school and university. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Candida Cave (50s) set up the college in 1978 with Nicholas Cochrane - who has recently retired as co-principal. They studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, started teaching at a tutorial college and found ‘we were quite good at inspiring people’. The decision to set up a college of their own was something that just ‘came about’, but clearly had a market, and has grown steadily ever since. She remains a practising painter and playwright, while teaching art history. Parents and pupils are great fans of the warm and relaxed approach. ‘Candida Cave is what all parents dream of in a teacher, but think they’ll never meet,’ said one. ‘She’s imaginative and nurturing, but not a pushover. My daughter just fell in love with her.’
A very broad, almost...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|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|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|