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Our School

Having had a glittering 25 year career in London’s Musical Theatre Industry under Cameron Macintosh, professional Actress, Emma Peploe-Williams started her Academy in 1998 in Winslow, Aylesbury, North Buckinghamshire. She founded the Academy to address the need for a children’s, and teens professional performing arts training centre in the 4 counties, Bucks, Northants, Beds, and Oxon.

Our students’ success lies in the quality of our teaching. Our teachers are key to this school. All our teachers are successful professional actors, dancers, choreographers, directors and vocalists. They’ve ‘been there and done it’ and can share their coal-face experience in their teaching with your child. With any training school the results should speak for themselves, and at Peploe-Williams Academy we’re proud to publish our results throughout the year to our Parent families, and the wider community.

We are part of CDMT (Council for Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre), which gives parents comfort by ensuring that their children are being taught by the right professionals. Our West End stage, film and television contacts and connections are formidable, and we are recognised as a quality source of fresh talent for the UK’s leading drama, vocal and dance schools. There are no shortcuts. To audition successfully for the leading colleges at age 16 or 18, you need a thorough grounding in all disciplines of the performing arts, and we pride ourselves on being able to deliver to any student and family that have the commitment to follow our direction.

Our Studios

The Peploe-Williams Studios are in the Sir Thomas Fremantle School & Leisure centre, Buckingham Road just at the end of the Winslow High Street. Winslow has a thriving population of young families with children, and our local high street boasts many amenities including banks, cafes, mini-supermarkets, hair salons and a local library.

Our Studios are situated 9 miles from Aylesbury, 11 miles from Milton Keynes, 5 miles from Buckingham, and finally 10 miles from Brackley, and serve a radius around Winslow of 30 miles. Milton Keynes Rail Station is only 12 miles away, where we can get to London for TV, Film, & Theatre castings and auditions in 35 minutes.

Peploe-Williams Studios offer 3 Dance studios, 2 Acting rooms, 2 singing rooms, a Junior Musical Theatre room, a reception area, a parent relaxation area offering Wi-Fi, and refreshments. The studios offer a relaxed and professionally disciplined environment where the students can be taught the various disciplines that make up Performing Arts.

Our Staff

All our professional teaching faculty are, or have been, working professionals who deliver to our students at the highest level. In addition, we’re lucky enough to have connections with some renowned professional guest teachers with years of industry experience. We all work to enrich the quality of Performing Arts training within our own environment for our students,  and also enrich the Arts Education in Schools & Colleges, and we equip young people to live and work successfully in our society.

Many people believe that talent will simply speak for itself. At Peploe-Williams Academy we take a different view. We believe that talent needs consistent and solid training for it to develop to its highest potential for the long term. Over many years, all great singers, dancers and actors, without exception, combine consistent hard work with comprehensive training to achieve success and perform at their best.

Our vision is to offer personal development plans for children and young performers through Performing Arts experiences which help them to fulfill their full potential. We believe that children should develop in a safe environment, by being given quality, and plan led personal development in dance, acting, and singing. This will teach them self-discipline, leadership skills, and creative thinking that will lead to exploring their passion in our Academy and for life.

Happy Parents and Performers

  • Two of my children attend Peploe-Williams Academy, we are also trying to persuade a third to join! We have been over the moon with progress of both children, particularly our son who really needed to develop his confidence and ability to express himself. Thank you Emma and team.
    Simon King Simon King
  • I have no hesitation in recommending this school to any prospective parents, I’ve witnessed the hugely positive impact the professional teaching has had on my daughters. Not only developing their skills in musical theatre and dance, but also giving them the confidence and attitude to excel in so many areas of life.
    Ian Taylor Ian Taylor
  • My daughter has attended PWA for the last 13 years, and has not only developed into a polished triple threat performer, but has also grown in confidence and ability. The PWA friends she has made will I have no doubt be lifelong. The advice and support given to her have proved invaluable.
    Mandy Lawyer Mandy Lawyer

Peploe Williams Studios

c/o Sir Thomas Fremantle School,
Buckingham Road,
Winslow,
Buckinghamshire
MK18 3GH

Call Us: 01296 733258

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