Wac Arts College provides alternative education for 14-19 year olds through a creative arts and media curriculum

Consolidating over thirty years’ experience of using arts and media education to turn disengaged young peoples’ lives around.

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.

"Next time you come across a behaviour issue, stop a moment. Ask yourself: am I about to do something for the adults, particularly my own need to appear decisive & uncompromising, or for the child in this situation?" https://bit.ly/37woeZl

I'm sittin' in the classroom learnin' the rules
And it says you can't do graffiti in school
That can't be wrong in the hallowed hall
So my notebook turned into a big wall
The heart of a lion and the courage of three
And the mind of a man much wiser than me
- Grandmaster Melle Mel

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