“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 education, group education, 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

School is back open as normal

The snow has melted and we are back open as normal!

School is Closed 1st and 2nd March 2018

Given the hazardous weather conditions, school is closed on Thursday the 1st March and also on Friday the 2nd March 2018. We wish all our staff warmth and safety in these very cold conditions!

TCW Book Launch in the Hackney Gazette

Whitechapel year 10 students wrote a novel in a week and published it! They even made it into the news paper…

The 2017 TCW Awards Ceremony

The 2017 TCW Awards Ceremony went off with a bang! It was held in the theatre at The Mulbury Bigland Green Centre on Thursday 2nd November. Students came to collect their GCSE and Functional Skills certificates as well as Jack Petchey awards, with teachers, staff parents/carers cheering on from the stalls. We are so proud… 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