Welcome to the Peploe Williams Academy
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.
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.
East & Botolph Claydon Village Hall - Studio 2
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Actress, Director, Choreographer, and Principal
David Kirby Ashmore
Junior Musical Theatre & ISTD Instructor
Guest Vocal Coach
Guest Acting Coach
ISTD Dance & PWA Dance Team Coach
Media and Marketing Assistant
Guest Acting Teacher
Director, Actor, Producer
Modern Dance, Musical Theatre Instructor
Stephen Bunyan FRSA
What We Believe
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 fulfil 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.