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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: 6th Floor, 2 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5AU.
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 promoting academic freedom among its staff and students and recognises its role in enabling LSC in becoming a world-class conservatoire for professional dance and musical theatre, enabling artists to reach their creative potential in performance, creation and production. Freedom of thought and expression, fostering academic freedom of speech is enshrined as one of LSC’s Values.

In this context, academic freedom gives LSC’s teaching faculty and students the freedom, within the law, to question and test received wisdom; to put forward new and controversial or unpopular opinions without risk of repercussions, within the context of their teaching and research.

Alongside LSC’s commitment to academic freedom is a commitment to freedom of expression, and so it is important that all members of LSC’s community do not obstruct or interfere with other’s right to express views they may disagree with. These views should be challenged constructively through criticism and contest of the ideas or speakers.

The full policy can be found here.

LSC 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.

The full Access and Participation statement can be found here.

The full policy can be found here.

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 feedback from the wider community about the provision of our education, services and facilities as part of our commitment to enhancing the quality of our provision. We are particularly aware of our responsibilities as we share our location in artsdepot with members of the public. As part of this, we acknowledge that on occasion individuals may wish to complaint about our services, facilities and representatives.

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.

Whilst London Studio Centre (LSC) prides itself on continued good relations with its students, issues can arise from time to time. The Procedures are designed to provide students with the ability to resolve issues in the most immediate and straightforward way possible.

The Procedures are intended to reflect the guiding principles contained in the UK Quality Code regarding Academic Appeals and Complaints (published by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) and The good practice framework for handling complaints and academic appeals (published by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator). If students have any specific requirements as a result of a disability, the Procedures shall be modified as appropriate to take account of your particular needs.

LSC operates an open-door policy to encourage students and staff to communicate with each other. The policy promotes openness, transparency and mutual respect within the conservatoire. You are encouraged to ask questions, discuss suggestions, and address problems or concerns with management. The open-door policy works in harmony with the Student/Staff Code of Conduct, which encourages the LSC community to behave in a professional manner in order to promote and show mutual respect. The Student Complaints and Academic Appeals Procedure, encourages students and staff to resolve issues quickly and effectively, where possible rectifying issues at the informal stage.

Students should feel confident to raise an issue without risk of disadvantage. Staff will treat both informal and formal complaints confidentially and respectfully. LSC encourages students to discuss problems at the informal stage and promotes a safe environment for students to feel able to do so. A student’s identity would only be divulged at the informal stage if they provided consent for LSC to do so.

The Procedures are reviewed annually by the Senior Management Group and may be enhanced from time to time.

LSC is required to subscribe to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) and as part of the membership submits its procedures annually to them.

The procedures can be found here.

The flowchart 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.

London Studio Centre is committed to supporting students and applicants who wish to transfer between courses and institutions. The definition of transfer at London Studio Centre (LSC) is where a student either transitions between programmes at the same provider, onto another programme at a different provider or from another programme at a different provider to LSC. They may also need to change their mode of study or in the case of LSC, their pathway or specialism.

LSC’s programmes provide reflection to encourage students to consider and discuss their future. As such, LSC welcomes conversations about student progression. This policy explains LSC’s commitment to supporting applicants and students through transfer processes and the procedures.

The full policy 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 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 shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socioeconomic background.

Table 1a: Attainment of 2019-20 qualifiers
This table presents the percentage of classified first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristics for 2019-20 qualifiers.

Table 1b: Attainment of 2019-20 qualifiers
This table presents detailed information on attainment by characteristics for 2019-20 qualifiers.