Deptford Bridge More Info

Weekend School

Addey & Stanhope School
472 New Cross Road
SE14 6TJ

Term Times

Spring Term Dates: 26th January 2019 - 6th April 2019 

Summer Term Dates: 4th May 2019 - 13th July 2019

For more information please call 020 8003 3275  or email



3-6 Years

£150 per term (£37.50 a month on direct debit spread over the year)

An advance payment of £30 is required to secure each students place and provides students with a two week trial period.
Sibling Discounts
Should more than one child from a family attend, the second child can attend for a discounted fee of £115 per term. Subsequent children all pay £75 per term.

7-18 Years

£280 per term (£70 a month on direct debit spread over the year)

An advance payment of £60 is required to secure each students place and provides students with a two week trial period.
Sibling Discounts
Should more than one child from a family attend, the second child can attend for a discounted fee of £210 per term. Subsequent children all pay £140 per term.
Class Times

Saturday Mornings
3 - 4 year olds: 9.30am - 11.00am

3 - 4 year olds: 11.30am - 1:00pm

5 - 6 year olds: 9.30am - 11:00am

5 - 6 year olds: 11.30am - 1.00pm

7 - 18 year olds: 10.00am - 1.00pm


Please come to the schools playground situated on Pearsons Avenue, which is around to the side of the school leading from Wilshaw Street. Come through the gates and follow the Jigsaw sign. If travelling by car, come via Florence Road turn into heald street, left onto Tanners hill then take the first left into Pearsons Avenue.

Buses: 177, 453, 53, 225

Trains: New Cross Gate, New Cross, Deptford Bridge DLR

Parking is avaliable onsite 

Road directions to here from

(e.g., "oxford st W1" or "SW12 8JZ")


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These children attend a 90-minute session divided into three sections of dance, drama and singing. There is a short break in the session. All teachers are specially trained by Jigsaw Arts to work with these age groups. The sessions are designed to develop the children’s confidence, focus and social skills from an early age, giving them a head start in life. It also provides a great introduction to performing arts for students wishing to take part in our more advanced course from 7 years upwards. To ensure each child gets personal attention there is a maximum of 16 students per class.

Drama: Children are introduced to basic stagecraft – through drama, stories, plays and poetry. This encourages self-expression and stimulates the imagination, while developing focus. 

Dance: Our dance activities are designed to improve children’s posture, co-ordination and spatial awareness. Through fun and funky routines, children develop a basic dance vocabulary. 

Singing: An introduction to basic vocal exercises and rhythm is provided to children, through their enjoyment of singing along to a selection of musical theatre and pop tunes. 


Students attend a three-hour session comprising an hour of drama, an hour of singing and an hour of dance, each with a specialist coach. Jigsaw Arts provides training in all three disciplines in order to create a well-rounded performer. To establish an environment that builds confidence, regardless of individual ability, students are divided into appropriate age bands. All students will be challenged to their full potential. The three age groups rotate between the three disciplines.

There is a maximum of 18 students per class.

Drama: Students are given a practical understanding of stagecraft, as well as developing improvisation, voice and acting techniques. In addition, they will be encouraged to find the truth in their acting, enabling them to deliver more believable performances. Working in teams to develop social skills, via scripts and poetry, also improves confidence. 

Dance: Students learn a jazz dance technique – the basis for all popular dance. Our aim is to improve each student’s core stability, flexibility, co-ordination, posture and dance vocabulary. Jazz, street dance and musical theatre all feature in the variety of styles which students will perform. 

Singing: Vocal training is utilised to develop each individual’s voice to its fullest potential. Students work on breathing, rhythm, projection, pitch and musical interpretation, to improve confidence and range. A wide variety of musical genres are enjoyed, including modern, pop and musical theatre. 


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 Arts director Nicola Lander to provide each school with a first-class consistent service. In larger schools an assistant is also provided.


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 CRB check and attend Jigsaw Arts teacher training sessions to provide consistent tutoring across our schools. 

All schools are regularly inspected by Jigsaw Performing Arts management, 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.

Hannah Potter


Hannah has been singing for 12 years and began her training at the CYM, continuing onto A levels and higher education. Hannah graduated from CCCU with a 2:1 and a 1st in performance. Hannah has performed in the UK and overseas. Hannah has been teaching singing and drama for over five years in London and UK primary schools, outreach projects, choirs and theatre workshops. Hannah has worked for Jigsaw for over 4 years and has gained extensive knowledge in teaching, management skills and how to successfully run a performing art’s school. Hannah believes that the performing arts is a tool for young people’s happiness, growth and development in life. This is the ethos she implements within Jigsaw Deptford Bridge and her incentive for teaching. Hannah is so excited for the next year at Jigsaw to Deptford Bridge and all the incredible years ahead!

Clare Duffy

Dance Teacher

Clare studied at the College of Dance, Dublin and then at the Urdang Academy, London. After this she spent a summer abroad teaching and directing at a theatre camp in New York. When Clare returned to London she begin to teach at stage schools, where she built up her experience in both singing and dance teaching. Clare is very excited to be a apart of the Jigsaw Deptford Bridge team! She cannot wait for the term ahead, teaching Dance and Singing this term. 

Sophie Hammond

Performing Arts Teacher

Sophie trained professionally at Performers College in Essex, graduating with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre. Since graduating she has appeared in Pantomime and Musical Workshops, as well as developing her passion for teaching through working with various schools and ages. Sophie cannot wait for the term ahead at Jigsaw Deptford Bridge and is so excited for this year ahead!

Harriet Waters

Performing Arts Teacher

Harriet is currently in her 2nd year of training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her love of musical theatre started from a very young age attending weekend classes and taking part in shows. She has also made an appearance in a returning role in the ITV drama Scott and Bailey, an amazing experience. Harriet is thrilled to be back helping as a teaching assistant at Jigsaw and can’t wait for the term ahead! 

Karen Downey

Drama Teacher

Karen studied Performing Arts in Bull Alley Theatre Training Company in Dublin where she received her diploma ofL.T.C.L. Karen has had the experience in teaching at Dramatic Action Stage School in Ireland where she taught children from the ages of 4-16. She has appeared on stage over the past couple of years and also had the experience of singing with West End star, Killian Donnelly and even had the chance to sing to Richard Gere. Karen is delighted to be taking part in teaching Drama at Jigsaw Deptford Bridge Performing Arts School!

Hannah Priestley

Singing Teacher

Hannah trained at the American Musical Theatre Academy and Aberystwyth University. As well as teaching Singing, Drama and Musical Theatre, Hannah is trading to be a personal trainer and spinning instructor! When not teaching or auditioning you’ll find her exploring London to find the best chocolate cake! Hannah cannot wait to get started at Jigsaw Deptford Bridge!

Nicole Green

Performing Arts Teacher

Nicole started her training at the BRIT school and went on to higher education at The Liverpool institute of Performing Arts and she now holds a First class degree in Dance. Having more than 5 years experience in teaching, Nicole has taught in various dance schools and workshops in the UK. Nicole is a passionate performing arts teacher who cares about her student’s futures. She focuses on how each student can get the best out of themselves, whilst incorporating the importance of working within a team, having fun and the beauty of performing arts. She is so excited to be coming back to Jigsaw Deptford Bridge to teach performing arts.

Ellen Graham

Performing Arts Teacher

Ellen is currently in her 2nd year at Mountview studying a BA in Musical Theatre. She has been involved in the Performing Arts since the age of 11 and has been in training since she was 17. She loves to perform and is very excited to start this term at Jigsaw Deptford Bridge Performing Arts School! 



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.



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.

Jigsaw Arts run three terms per year. Twice a year family and friends will be invited to watch a presentation or show combining dance, drama and singing. This is an excellent opportunity for the students to put their performance skills into practice. 

Jigsaw Arts devises performances so that all students are included. Each student will be individually challenged as well as being encouraged to work as part of a team.

Jigsaw Jumpers

Performing arts for children aged 6 months to 3 years

Jigsaw Jumpers is a positive step in your child’s development. Children from 6 months to 3 years will be taught in two groups: pre-walkers and walkers. Through the medium of drama, singing and dance, your child will begin their expressive journey and the 45-minute class will be taught by fully qualified and experienced pre-school teachers. Our teachers understand the individual needs of each child, and are always on hand to offer advice, encouragement and support. All members of staff are DBS checked.

However, Jigsaw Jumpers is more than just a 45-minute performing arts class for your child: Jigsaw Jumpers helps develop the parent-child relationship. Parents attend each session as well and are equally involved, exploring imagination with their child. This shared learning and enjoyable experience helps develop a special bond between parent and child, and this in turn assists with the development of confidence and creativity very early on in life.

Jigsaw Arts promotes a disciplined approach to the performing arts and students are encouraged to wear clothing appropriate for movement and dance.

Jigsaw Arts has a supply of affordable clothing complete with the Jigsaw logo: alternatively black clothing must be worn. Jazz shoes are the most suitable form of footwear and can be ordered from Jigsaw Arts or any reputable dance shop.

All students (7-18 years) receive a free Jigsaw Arts folder for their scripts and song sheets. The students are encouraged to bring these every week.

Why not try a Jigsaw holiday workshop as an affordable solution to keeping your children busy? Jigsaw provide fun, exciting and educational performing arts workshops in the school holidays.

Jigsaw Performing Arts Holiday Workshop

29th July to 2nd August

At Addey and Stanhope Secondary School, New Cross Road, SE14 6TJ

3 to 5 years 

Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 11.30am

£75 for the week

£65 for siblings 


5 to 16 years

Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 3.30pm 

(Registration from 8.30am to 9am & pick up from 3.30pm to 4pm)

£150 for the week 

£130 for siblings