Founded in 2011, Vision opened its doors with only four students. Principle and owner, Emily, had a clear Vision of what she wanted her school to be and this didn't deter her. Endless advertising paid off and now things are very different - our classrooms are a hive of activity.
Summer 2012 saw Vision's debut performance in the West End, and they bought the house down! The audience and organisers loved Vision and they have been welcomed back every year since.
2013 was the year of our first very own production. Modest and simple, the show displayed all elements that the children had learned that year.
2014 and our busiest year to date. We hosted our own production - Ready Steady Show and performed at Her Majesty's theatre, London, for the third year running. We've had children accepted onto top agencies books and students performing in lead West End parts; from Weetabix TV adverts to live opera performances, our students are doing us proud.
2015 saw us go from strength to strength, the children’s confidence and skills are forever growing allowing us to do even more exciting things. We performed at the Theatre Royal and The Indigo O2, had students get in to adverts and even in Eastenders. There’s no stopping us!
2016 the students decided they wanted to do a full musical, so that what we did! The students took the stage by storm in Peter Pan. Along side this we had a student get the part of Bruce in Matilda and another a principle part in Panto. All the students work so hard every week and continuously make us proud.
2017, High school musical was one of our biggest challenges. With so many musical numbers and high energy routines. The children did a fantastic job. We had more student join agencies books and star in adverts and national competitions.
So 2018 came and we asked the students what they wanted to do they said all different numbers. That’s when we decided on Vision does Variety as well as their acting showcase they performed earlier in the year. With the variety continuing in The Shaftesbury Theatre in London West End. With the students getting half an hour of Stage time. They continue to amaze the staff very week.
2020, was the year we performed Elf the Musical. This Christmas show brought the school together to create a magical production. One of our eldest students secured a place at Urdang to continue his professional training in the heart of London.
2021, we moved to Zoom and started rehearsals for our production of Oliver. This was one of our best shows to date as we had a full working set allowing the children the opportunity to use a professional backdrop. Even in the middle of Covid-19 our dedicated students learnt lines, songs and practiced their routines for this sold out show.
2022 performed at The Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. All of the students put in so much hard work and it payed off as we smashed it!
2023, what a year it has been so far. We started off the year with Matilda the musical which everybody loved. We then continued the year by producing a small film of different numbers we had been working on. The students loved this as it was something different.
How we run the school
We do - know each and every student. Sounds obvious but it is important that they are not just a number. This way, we know their personality and can play to their strengths and work on their weaknesses.
We don't - overcrowd our lessons. By 2014 a fourth teacher joined us. Enabling us to split the groups - Seniors and Juniors. We are proud to do this and it will ensure every student can get the most out of our teachers and vice versa. These individual groups often combine for performances which gives the shy amongst us chance to gain greater confidence.