This year Big Creative Academy opened its doors to our new £21m facilities. Designed to transform lives with an outstanding creative, health and wellbeing education offer, we are excited to be providing young creatives with this amazing space to develop their talents. With a 200-seater theatre, industry standard equipment, a dance studio, health and fitness suite, music and media studios, Big Creative Academy provides an exciting and innovative space to learn. Building on our relationships with high profile employers and industry ambassadors, we have launched a bespoke careers advice and guidance centre in the new Cafe Works, ensuring all students are planning, creating and progressing on to exciting careers in the creative industries. Our learners and their strength of character is celebrated by the Big Creative Academy, and we value their ambition. 


We drive it forward with a focus on wellbeing and character education underpinning everything we do and its delivered through a dedicated programme and series of workshops. Our focus on celebrating diversity, championing identify and our continued work as a DfE best practice school for LGBTQ+ and winner of the 2021 Sixth Form and Colleges Association’s Social Mobility award, means everyone can be themselves and fully immerse themselves in a creative environment. BCE MISSION // 97% vocational success rate for Academy students 78% of BCE apprentices progress into creative careers in London’s creative economy 100% achievement of our Level 3 Games Design students 74% of BCE Level 3 students progress to university Our teaching team are all industry professionals, bringing creative credibility into the classroom. This focus on creativity – combined with the top-notch skills you will learn on your course designed by University of the Arts, London – will set you apart from your competitors. Come join us and be part of something amazing! Your success is our success… I look forward to working with you. Sacha Corcoran, MBE Principal at Big Creative Academy


Ofsted ’Good’ grades for all schools in the BCE group – Training, Academy and Big Creative Independent school Training students with disabilities and additional learning needs achieve to the same level as their peers Ofsted says there is an ‘outstanding culture of mutual respect between staff and students’.

Sacha Corcoran MBE
Principal – Big Creative Academy

Big Creative Academy Principal Sacha Corcoran
Big Creative Academy Artistic Impression
Big Creative Academy Campus

A visionary building

The wait is over! Big Creative Academy’s new visionary building is now open.

Work has been completed on a £21m investment funded by the Department for Education on our Clifton Avenue campus, which includes specialist studios for the creative arts.

The vision we have for Big Creative Academy has come alive. It’s more important than ever that our young people are trained to have technical, industry-standard skills they can take into the real world and to provide a space for communities to come together. We look forward to welcoming you all.

Sacha Corcoran MBEPrincipal - Big Creative Academy