Welcome to Big Creative

Independent School

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Big Creative Independent School (BCIS) offers Alternative Provision schooling for year 10/11 learners interested in Creative Music and Media who do not feel their current establishment is a place they will succeed.


This is a full-time programme that runs for 5 days a week and is led by teachers who are also current industry professionals. At BCIS, we use only the highest spec equipment, including the latest Apple Mac computers and industry professional software, leading to high-quality results and outcomes.

  • Local Authority: Waltham Forest (320)
  • Age Range: 14 – 16
  • Gender: Mixed
  • Proprietor: Alexis Michaelides
  • Head Teacher: Ian Morton
  • Contact Name: Justin Bayley
  • School and Proprietor Telephone: 020 8498 3300
  • School Manager Email: justin.bayley@bigcreative.education
  • School and Proprietor Address: Uplands House, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 5QJ

Our Mission

To transform the lives of young people through inspirational teaching, providing exceptional access to career opportunities in the creative industries. To get disaffected young people back on track in their lives through high quality vocational courses.

Our Vision

To be recognised as an outstanding provider and to ensure our graduates are empowered to lead purposeful lives with integrity.

Our Values

To place the well-being and development of our young people and the local community at the heart of the organisation.

Our Curriculum

We aim to provide a holistic, experiential, immersive learning opportunity that encompasses all aspects of a young person’s education.

We focus on creative industry, with heavy emphasis on:

• Personal, social and employability development
• Achievement of the core of mathematics and English up to level 2
• Solid progression routes to Further Education