Arts Educational Schools, London
) is an independent co-educational
school specialising in the performing arts
and based in Chiswick
in the United Kingdom
. It comprises a secondary school, sixth form and professional conservatoire, for students studying Acting, Singing, Music, Dance and Musical Theatre.
ArtsEd, London was first founded in 1939 and was originally known as the Cone-Ripman School. It was formed as a result of a merger between the Cone School of Dancing founded in 1919 by Grace Cone, and the Ripman School founded in 1922 by Olive Ripman.
The school was first based in premises at Stratford Place in London, but following the outbreak of World War II
, the school was relocated to Tring
, where it shared premises with the Rothschild Bank
in the mansion at Tring Park
In 1941, the school reopened its premises at Stratford Place, with a second school continuing to operate in Tring and in 1947, both schools were renamed the Arts Educational Schools (London/Tring Park). Since it was reopened, the London school has been based in various locations, until 1986 when the school purchased the former Acton and Chiswick Polytechnic. This building continues to be the school's primary campus to this day and is now known as Cone-Ripman House.
In the 1990s, the two schools became independent of each other, and Arts Educational Schools Tring Park has since been renamed Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
. Today, the Arts Educational... Read More