Barbara Speake Stage School
2016/17 Scholarship Applications are now available1“Pupils’ achievement in the performing arts is outstanding due to consistently good and outstanding teaching” (Ofsted).2“Pupils’ behaviour and personal development are exemplary” (Ofsted).3

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Our scholarship applications for the 2016/17 academic year are now available.

You can download an application form for a scholarship here.

Course dates:
2016 dates to be confirmed 

Course fees:
£150 per week

If you are aged between 6 – 15, and love to sing, dance and act, then our Musical Theatre Summer School Course is for you. Each week students will be taught how to perform confidently in three performing arts disciplines, with parents getting the chance to see the end result by being invited to watch the end of week performance.

Each week is unique, with different material, and musicals being covered.

All courses are taught by Teachers from the full time school, as well as guest teachers.  

General information:

  • Start time 10.30am
  • Day end 3.30pm
  • All students should wear comfortable clothing and soft shoes (tracksuits-leggings- pumps- trainers- jazz shoes, etc)
  • A packed lunch and plenty of water will be required every day
  • Parents, Family and Friends are invited to the end of week performance


To secure a place an application form must be completed and returned to the school together with payment of £150.00.

For more information contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 020 3637 4604

Lady Barbara M Speake – School Principal, and Mrs June Billham-  School Agent, will be present at the end of the week performance looking out for new talent to join the school and or agency.

We are proud to announce that the Barbara Speake Stage School have been presented with the


For the Best Result at GCSE level for BOYS in Expressive Arts & Performance Studies at an INDEPENDENT SCHOOL


For the Best Result at GCSE level for GIRLS in Expressive Arts & Prerformance Studies at an ENGLISH school

Enrolling now for children age 3 - 5. Free government funded places for children for 15 hours per week.

Please contact us for more information.

About the School

The school was opened on February 10th 1945 as a dancing school only, by the present principal Miss Barbara Speake MBE. In 1963 it became a full time school providing academic and artistic training.

The strength of the school is in its friendly atmosphere, traditional qualities and caring, committed staff. If you wish for a small happy school for your child, where every teacher can care for his or her individuals’ needs, then it is here. No where else will you find Year 11 students walk hand in hand with early years children, where every teacher knows every child by name and is treated as an individual who is allowed to be creative, and encouraged to become the best person possible both academically and artistically.

After sitting up to 10 GCSE’s in Year 11, the majority of our students leave school and go on to higher education, and become inspirational young people we are all extremely proud of. It has been proven that pupils here succeed though enjoyment of their school which gives them confidence to follow whatever path they choose whether in the field of entertainment, or in a more academic career.

We are the only stage school in London catering for children in the Early Years and Lower Juniors.

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