A beacon of hope to disengaged young people using creativity to open the door to learning and development
After seven years at The Old Town Hall in Belsize Park, in September 2021 we will be changing our name and moving to new premises. We will now be known as The Arts XChange and will be based in 263-269 City Road, Islington EC1V 1JX. Stay tuned for further updates and links to our new website!
Welcome to Wac Arts College
We provide alternative education for 14-19 year olds through a creative arts and media curriculum. The school consolidates over thirty years’ experience of using arts and media education to turn disengaged young peoples’ lives around.
We believe passionately that learning can – and should be – enjoyable. A creative curriculum puts pleasure back into learning, particularly if you have been alienated from or excluded by ‘traditional’ and ‘mainstream’ statutory education.
Avoiding and resisting learning in school can often be signs of imagination and creativity. Many young people in alternative education are especially well suited for a career in the creative industries and our curriculum ensures that young people are able to work towards meaningful accreditation and qualifications enabling them to access the creative industries and other post-19 options in accordance with their aspirations and dreams.
Admissions are open for our pre-16 and post-16 cohorts. For pre-16 referrals, please complete our Pre-16 Referral Form. Pre-16 Referral Form For post-16 applications, please…