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Governance & Policies

London Studio Centre Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridget Espinosa’s Memorial Trust (BEMT), which is a Registered Charity (Charity number: 803577).

London Studio Centre Ltd.
Registered office: New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6BJ.
Registered in England No. 3787251

Trustees of the BEMT

Richard Fairbairn Partner, Lester Aldridge LLP
Yvette Rathbone Development Officer, University of London

London Studio Centre Board of Governors

In accordance with London Studio Centre's mission statement and the fundamental principles of the school laid down by Bridget Espinosa, members of the Board are qualified to ensure that the Theatre Dance Course remains at the forefront of professional theatre training and continues to produce students equipped to fulfill the exacting demands of a professional performing career.

Mark Baldwin OBE Choreographer & Former Artistic Director, Rambert Dance Company
Susan Crow Choreographer
Dr. Stephanie Jordan Professor, Roehampton Institute
Dr. Wayne Sleep OBE Choreographer and dancer
Bob West Former Casting Director for Cameron Mackintosh

London Studio Centre Policies

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London Studio Centre is committed to providing access and encouraging individuals from all backgrounds regardless of their financial or socio-economic circumstances. LSC actively creates opportunities to increase access from under-represented or disadvantaged groups in line with its equal opportunities policy.

London Studio Centre’s target groups include, but are not limited to; people from lower socio-economic groups, people from low income backgrounds, under-represented ethnic groups and males.

The college is committed to providing financial support to students who require it, in the form of:

  1. Providing eligible students with London Studio Centre Tuition Fee Scholarships. LSC uses the income assessments of Student Finance to provide a fair and transparent facility of awarding scholarships.
  2. Removing barriers that might deter applicants from applying to the college. London Studio Centre is committed to widening participation, as such LSC has a fund for students who fit within its target group. The fund provides scholarships towards student tuition fees.
  3. London Studio Centre also provides a number of scholarships for its summer school and Saturday programmes, these are advertised throughout a range of dance schools and sources to provide access to those that may not have the financial provision to attend.

London Studio Centre understands that outreach provides information, encouragement and motivation to applicants who may not normally have access. As such, the college delivers a range of general, targeted and specific activities throughout the country at various schools and in various techniques – including free schools workshops.

LSC engages in outreach activities to promote its provision at a range of education establishments, college/HE careers days, fairs and dance exhibitions. In line with LSC’s Access and Participation Policy, the college identifies relevant centres representing a range of social cultural backgrounds. It also provides applicants with the chance to view and experience the college’s work through; open days, free taster days and boys’ days, summer schools, and Saturday classes for 4-18 year olds. National public performances also provide applicants with an opportunity to access the work of the college.

The aim is to provide every opportunity for applicants to access and engage with the college, this includes video applications and international auditions.

London Studio Centre is committed to valuing and protecting the well-being of the individual. Encouraging diversity in both students and staff in an inclusive and safe learning and working environment, where everyone can achieve their full potential and feel equally respected.

London Studio Centre does not accept or tolerate bullying or harassment and every effort is made to prevent it in any form. The college is committed to promoting a supportive and open environment where individuals are able to report incidents in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and dealt with in confidence.

The full policy can be found here.

London Studio Centre complies with the regulations of the Data Protection Act (1998) and is registered (as a data controller who is processing information) with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). On 25th May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) will be superseded in the UK by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which provides individuals with enhanced rights, and imposes increased responsibilities on organisations processing personal data. This policy applies under both the DPA and GDPR.

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London Studio Centre is committed to equal opportunities for people with a disability. The college promotes a positive and welcoming environment free from discrimination of any kind on the grounds of disability. The college promotes a positive and welcoming environment to all in its shared Staff/Student Code of Conduct and in conjunction with its equal opportunities policy.

The full policy can be found here.

London Studio Centre is committed to respecting and valuing the rich diversity of its students, staff and alumni, understanding that this inclusive, supportive and nurturing environment results in a motivated, productive and creative workplace for all.

The full policy can be found here.

London Studio Centre is committed to providing students with an environment where freedom of expression and speech (within the law) are protected, but balanced with the need to ensure that the college is free from harm and hatred. It provides access to a range of visiting lecturers from around the world. It values the experience and diversity of opinion they bring, to spark academic discussion and debate among staff and students.

In conjunction with London Studio Centre’s Equal Opportunities Policy, the college is committed to creating an environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where diversity is valued.

The full policy can be found here.

LSC is committed to maintaining and developing strong links with the performing arts industry to ensure that its educational provision meets the needs of the industry and maximises students’ opportunities for employment and advancement.

The full policy can be found here.

London Studio Centre welcomes applications from students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) and aims to provide a supportive environment that emphasizes inclusion and accessibility. SpLD may affect students’ learning in dance, through difficulties with spatial awareness, retaining movement sequences, understanding of time, organisational skills and/or working memory.

The full policy can be found here.

London Studio Centre is highly attuned to the nature of professional dance employment and develops its students to make provision for it. The skill-sets developed in training and higher education – collaborative team-working, problem solving, digital literacy, creative project management, forward planning, the ability to gather and arrange ideas in logical arguments – are nurtured and manifest in the creative, performance and contextual studies components of the programme.

The results of the 2018 Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey show that 97% of our graduates moved into work or further study 6 months after graduation, with 87% in a professional or managerial role.

The full statement can be found here.

LSC ‘s student protection plan sets out what students can expect to happen should their course or the college close. It highlights the ways in which students can continue and complete their studies, or can be compensated if this is not possible.

The full statement can be found here.

Transparency Return

As a registered provider with the Office for Students, LSC is required to publish the following Transparency data for its applications, offers and acceptances on the BA Hons Degree Programme. For further information regarding this please see the OfS website.

The information published on these pages shows:

  • The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications. The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socio-economic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers

N/A - Not applicable as no qualifiers at this mode and level
N - 24 or fewer students in this population
DP - Data suppressed for data protection reasons

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