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  • The Arts Educational School (London)
    Cone Ripman House
    14 Bath Road
    W4 1LY
  • Head: Mr Adrian Blake
  • T 020 8987 6600
  • F 020 8987 6601
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hounslow
  • Pupils: 266: 199 girls, 67 boys); sixth formers: 136
  • Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
  • Fees: £16,080 - £16,990 pa
  • Open days: September
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Several of the pupils we spoke to said that they’d come to ArtsEd because they weren’t excelling academically – ‘I really just like acting, I’m just not into this academic stuff,’ was a comment echoed by most. If so, they appear to have found the right school to help them find their academic feet. Chances to shine abound. ‘If you audition for a part and you don’t get it, you know there’ll always be another opportunity,’ a level-headed teenager told us. ‘It’s such a professional environment,’ a sixth former told us, ‘and the work ethic you’re taught to have is…

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What the school says...

Arts educational School, London, offers high class academic and vocational performing arts education to talented performers. Consistently high all-round standards make the school academically the highest ranked school of its type in the country.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Adrian Blake (40s) BEd MAPgDip NPQH. Trained as an actor and worked professionally before finding he liked education, and retraining. Started his career as lecturer in performing arts at North East Surrey College of Technology, followed by a spell as director of thinking and learning and advanced skills teacher at Greenshaw High School. Moved to Lambeth Academy to become assistant principal, then came to ArtsEd in 2009, initially as director of teaching and learning. This background may help explain his consummate ease with modern education and its jargon – unusual in a performing arts school head. A fast-talking enthusiast, who seems genuinely to know the names of every single ArtsEd pupil past and present. Still teaches 15 periods a week (extracurricular martial arts included), and greatly liked by parents and pupils alike....

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Special Education Needs

Arts Ed 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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