“To advance education through creative means”

As the company has evolved, we have built a strong educational infrastructure and consequently gained Independent School Status. Each student is considered on an individual basis, and a tailor-made programme of education is designed to meet his or her specific needs. This may take the form of one-to-one tuition, group tuition, or a combination of both.

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Our School

Responding creatively to the specific needs of the young people who are referred to us has not only sharpened our vision but also shaped the type of provision we offer them, resulting in our metamorphosis from a Theatre-in-Education Company to an Alternative Education Provision and consequently into an Independent School.

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About us

Since the formation of the company as a charity in 1999, our organisation has grown organically, adapting and changing to accommodate new trends, whilst maintaining a clear vision to empower people of all ages and abilities to gain access to education, using the arts.

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Each person’s individual achievement is far more important to us than league tables and the comments we have received from parents and students are very complimentary in this respect.  However our statistics show that we have certainly enabled large numbers of students to gain good levels of attainment in nationally recognised qualifications, and our Ofsted report has confirmed that what we offer is ‘Good!’

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The creative process remains at the heart of everything we do and alongside the school provision we run, we deliver talks, run workshops and tour productions to schools and organisations who would like learn more about how we work, interact with us, or commission performances.

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News & Blogs

We do our very best to keep people up-to-speed with the educational innovations and creative projects the company is involved in and we are often on the lookout for like-minded people who are keen to work with us and utilise their creative skills to make a difference to young people’s lives.

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Get in touch

We are always keen to hear from those who would like to access our service, comment on our work or support us to achieve our aim, which has always been “The advancement of education, through creativity, for people of all ages and abilities.”

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News & Events

Macbeth on Tour to Schools

The Complete Works in partnership with Italia Conti present…Macbeth A fast-moving, adaption of Shakespeare’s magical play.The Complete Works have once again partnered with The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts to bring you a school tour like no other. Last year, schools were whisked away to a magical land of fairies and fiends with A… Read more »

I am Unconditional

This academic year, students working both individually and in groups, worked very hard to create a very special anthology of creative writing titled: I Am Unconditional. It contains the stories, poems and artwork of the students; unabridged, uncensored and unconditional.  The book’s editor, teacher at TCW and spoken word educator, Christian Foley, describes this work as, “Writing… Read more »

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare Autumn tour 2013 – The Complete Works & Italia Conti After the success of last years ‘As you like it’ we have created another fantastic Shakespeare play for the new academic year in conjunction with Italia Conti Academy.  This year we are very excited to announce that we are staging ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and we will be performing it… Read more »

The Memory Palace Performance – A weird and wonderful night to remember at the V&A

On 15th August 2013 TCW ran an evening of interactive performance at the V&A on behalf of Mastercard Priceless London events. We employed around 40 actors, musicians, dancers and circus performers for what was most probably our largest-scale creative project to date, and thanks to the hard work and incredible talent of all those involved,… Read more »

The stats speak for themselves

“When establishing the school, the proprietor had a clear vision and a pragmatic strategy based on a desire to help young people in difficulty. This has been turned into a reality.”

Ofsted were clearly impressed by our students’ behaviour and achievements, and we are delighted that recommendations have been made to the Department of Education that we should increase our intake. We will therefore continue to expand our service, to accommodate more young people in our existing group provisions and also create additional groups in other locations throughout London and the surrounding areas.

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  • Pass rates for GCSE
    U (8%) A - G (92%)
  • Number of students entered for GCSE
  • A*-C Grades in GCSE
    2013 2014
  • Pass rates for individual subjects
    Science English Maths