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Weekend School

The Compton School
Summers Lane
North Finchley
N12 0QG

Directions

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Bus: 43, 134, 234, 382, 221, 263

Train: New Southgate is the nearest.

 

Fees

Fees (3-6 years)

£152 per term (£38 a month on direct debit spread over the year)

£116 for second child, £76 for third child

New students are invited to do an initial two-week trial for £30.  This is deducted from the fees when you book for the rest of the term.

Fees (7-18 years)

£284 per term (£71 a month on direct debit spread over the year)

£213 for second child, £142 for third child

New students are invited to do an initial two-week trial for £60.  This is deducted from the fees when you book for the rest of the term.

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Term Times

Spring Term 2021

Sunday 24th January – 28th March 2021

CLASSES CURRENTLY ON PAUSE

 

Summer Term 2021

Sunday 2nd May – 11th July 2021

Class Times

Sunday Morning

3 - 4 year olds:

9.30am – 11.00am
11.30am – 1.00pm

5 - 6 year olds:

9.30am – 11.00am
11.30am – 1.00pm

7 - 18 year olds:

10.00am – 1.00pm

Managers

Each school has its own manager who is a key member of the Jigsaw Arts team. The manager coordinates teachers, students and parents to ensure we have a safe, professional and smooth-running school.

Jigsaw Arts managers have a teaching and/or a performing background. In addition to their individual experience, all managers are trained by Jigsaw  to provide each school with a first-class consistent service. In larger schools an assistant is also provided.

Teachers

The students are coached by fully trained tutors who are well organised, energetic and passionate about teaching.

Jigsaw Arts takes every care when selecting new teachers for its schools. They all have experience in teaching or a formal qualification, with many still working professionally in the performing arts industry. All teachers have a DBS check and attend Jigsaw Arts teacher training sessions to provide consistent tutoring across our schools.

All schools are regularly inspected by Jigsaw Arts’ head office management team, to ensure that the quality of teaching is consistent.

Discipline policy

Jigsaw Arts requires all students to behave in a disciplined and professional manner. Students are expected to be punctual and committed to the course to achieve their full potential.

Students who have the desire to succeed in the performing arts industry need to learn the importance of self-discipline and hard work. Jigsaw Arts will remove from classes any student whose behaviour is deemed inappropriate, disrespectful or disruptive to other students and teachers.

Jigsaw manager

Amy
School Manager

Amy performed in plays and musicals in the UK and abroad before working with English National Ballet as Touring Dance Officer (National & International). Amy has worked for over fifteen years with the Young Shakespeare Company and has also devised creative engagement programmes for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Each summer, Amy joins the International Summer School faculty at the Royal Academy of Dance as Drama tutor.  Alongside her work for Jigsaw, Amy is currently Managing Director of Islington-based charity The Garden Classroom.

Becky Black

Becky
Dance Teacher

Becky trained and worked as a dancer/singer performing for the luxury hotel brand Sensatori TUI in Crete and Mexico, and in the UK for venues including Center Parcs and Royal Ascot. Becky went on to train as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts on the BA course graduating with a first class honours. Becky has played Beatrix Potter in ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ at The Old Laundry Theatre, Banquo in ‘Macbeth’ at The New Wimbledon Studio, toured the UK playing Juliet and Benvolio in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for The Young Shakespeare Company, and was part of the English language world premier of ‘Darwin’s Tortoise’ playing Beti at the new Cervantes Theatre in Southwark, amongst other work. Most recently, the short film ‘Hope in a Box’ that Becky co-produced and acted in has won Mark Kermode’s (BBC ‘Secrets of Cinema’) Best of the Fest award at The Isle of Man Film Festival and has screened at twenty plus film festivals world wide. Becky has taught at Jigsaw Performing Arts schools for many years and can’t wait to be back.

Jigsaw Performing Arts Teacher

Anya
Singing Teacher

Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Anya trained in Music Theatre at The London College of Music. Since training, Anya has been cast in various professional productions including “Fables for a Boy” at The Lost Theatre, Tess in “Tess of the D’Ubervilles” at The Park Theatre, Elizabeth in “Frankenstein: The Metal Opera” and the role Alice in GS Productions “Alice in Wonderland”. Alongside her performance career, Anya has worked as a singing teacher for the past 5 years.

Yazmin
Performing Arts Teacher

Yazmin is currently studying a BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Yazmin started her performing arts career with Jigsaw at the age of four years old. By the age of the 16 she decided to pursue her passion for Performing Arts and study it at college, where she was given the opportunity to play different characters such as, Little Inez (Hairspray), Aunt Em/Glinda (The Wiz) and Maggie (A Chorus Line). Yazmin is also an Assistant Karate Instructor and is currently working towards her 2nd Dan (Black Belt)

Melissa
Drama Teacher

Melissa studied Musical Theatre at the Performance Preparation Academy (PPA), Guildford. Roles whilst training include: Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Ursula March in Sweet Charity (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre) and Ensemble in Flashdance – The Musical (Electric Theatre) Professional roles include: Wendy in Peter Pan (South Holland Centre and Thameside Theatre) the title role in Cinderella (Broadway Theatre) and Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Broadway Theatre). Melissa has previously worked at The Emma Dodd School of Performing Arts in Ipswich and has been working for Jigsaw Arts since April 2018.

Jigsaw Performing Arts teacher Rona

Rona
Performing Arts Teacher

Rona is a passionate talented Actor and Director. Since graduating from Theatre studies at University of East London, Rona has not only taken part in a range of performances she has also facilitated fun and engaging drama workshops for children and young people.

Jigsaw Performing Arts teacher Anna

Anna
Teaching Assistant

Anna has performed with the Royal Ballet School and English National Ballet. She holds two Dance Leader qualifications, and two Arts Award qualifications. She has worked with StopGap Dance Company, an inclusive contemporary company that works with dancers facing disabilities. In 2017, Anna received a Jack Petchey Award for her contributions to the performing arts.

certificates and medals

Certificates

Students are awarded certificates at the end of every year that they attend. We are rewarding commitment and effort rather than ability as we feel every student has personal objectives within the course. Students who reach 3 years or more are then awarded medals every year.

Reports

During our technique term, students concentrate on building and improving their skills, exploring many areas of the performing arts. During this term, parents will be given a written report on their child’s progress. The school manager is also available for ongoing verbal feedback.