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The BRIT School is a one of a kind FREE
Performing Arts and Technology School.
It is an independent state funded City
College for the Technology of the Arts,
dedicated to education and vocational
training for the performing arts, media,
art and design and the technologies
that make performance possible.
Creative designe and technology
Visual arts and design
Mark Featherstone-Witty had been inspired by Alan
Parker's 1980s film Fame to create a secondary
school specialising in the performing arts. By the time
he started trying to raise money through the School
for Performing Arts Trust, he had refined a novel
integrated curriculum. He approached Richard
Branson to be the Project Champion who had
agreed, but would only do so if other record
companies chipped in. As it happened, the British
Phonographic Industry were concerned with home
taping and realised they had no political influence to
bring the necessary pressure to bear. The
Conservative Government needed to give impetus
to their flagging City Technology College scheme.
I know that my school has music lessons,
a school choir and is also has the
possibility to do theatre actuations, but I
would really like to have dance lessons. It
could be an optional course for those
who like dancing.
I would also like a drama lesson for
everybody at the school, to know how to
act in front of people and not to be
I loved the place...I wouldn’t have been
prepared for what’s happening to me now
if I hadn’t been to The BRIT School. Being
there gave me the confidence I needed.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
you, on behalf of the school, for the
wonderful improvement in her confidence.
We are excited to see her developing not
just skills but a character who is able to use
There is play and adventure within a
rigorous learning framework”
Some of the
they had made
in music, dance