The Big Creative Independent School is an alternative to school for Year 11 pupils interested in creative
music and media. Its aim is `to transform the lives of young people through inspirational teaching and by providing exceptional access to career opportunities in the creative industries'.
There are currently seven pupils on roll aged between 15 and 16. All are referred from local authority
secondary schools in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
The school has a contract to take 20 pupils in Year 11 each year. This is managed through the
Hawkswood Group, the local authority's group of schools that provide alternative provision.
The school caters for pupils who have a record of poor behaviour and attitudes, or a history of poor
The school is part of the BCE group which includes BCE training and the BCE Academy (a 16Ã‚Â19
academy). It shares the building, some teachers, policies and pupils' services with the wider BCE group.
The school's proprietor is the managing director. The school is overseen by a management board chaired
by the managing director.
The school does not use any alternative provision. The Big Creative Independent School was registered by the Department for Education in September 2014
and this is its first standard inspection.
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