New Head at ArtsEd Day School and Sixth Form

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Matthew Bulmer becomes the new Head at ArtsEd

Matthew Bulmer has joined ArtsEd at an exciting time for the school, which recently took ownership of brand-new studios, classrooms, and communal spaces at their West London home. All part of the most recent phase of a major capital project that started in 2013 with the opening of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre. 

Matthew’s extensive experience in both the independent education sector, and a background in theatre, made him a stand-out choice for ArtsEd, one of the UK’s most academically successful performing arts schools. He was most recently the Director of Performing Arts and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Brentwood independent day school, having previously been an English and Drama teacher and Head of Department at independent schools in London and on the south coast. Under his leadership, Brentwood was twice shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year for Performing Arts award and experienced a period of rapid growth in Dance, Drama, Film, and Music.  

Matthew spent four years at Cambridge University at both Homerton and Jesus College, which was where his passion for the Performing Arts developed. In these formative years, Matthew worked as an actor, producer, technical manager, but mainly as a director. A highlight was his work with the Footlights, and it was these experiences that opened him up to Musical Theatre. After University, Matthew co-founded a theatre company, which is still going strong, albeit with little involvement from him now, because it has always been his ambition to teach. 

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