East London Arts & Music

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East London Arts & Music
45 Maltings Close

E3 3TA

TypeFree school sixth form
Established1 September 2014 (2014-09-01)
Local authorityLambeth
Department for Education URN141095 Tables
PrincipalMr Charlie Kennard
Age16 to 19

East London Arts & Music (also known as ELAM) is a free school sixth form located in Bromley by Bow in East London, England.[1]

Established in 2014, ELAM is for students aged 16 to 19 who wish to pursue a career in music, games design or film and TV.[2][3] ELAM does not have set grade boundaries for prospective students, however each applicant is assessed on a case-by-case basis. The course structure of ELAM requires all students to study an Extended Diploma in Music, Games Design or Film and Television in addition to English and Mathematics courses (ranging from GCSE to A-level grade depending on the student's previous achievement).[4]

In May 2017 ELAM was graded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted in its first full inspection.[5] In April 2017 ELAM moved into its permanent home at Three Mills, Bromley-by-Bow, East London. Prior to this ELAM was based at School 21 in Stratford.[6]

Former ELAM students include, Girli, Ama Lou, and JVCK James. Famous visitors and partners of the school include Stormzy, Rita Ora, Chase and Status, Stefflon Don, David Rodigan, Annie Mac and Rudimental.


  1. ^ "ELAM". ELAM.
  2. ^ "Chase & Status star's free school given £314,000 boost". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  3. ^ Stevens, Jenny. "Chase and Status to offer free taster sessions for London free school". NME. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  4. ^ "Curriculum". ELAM.
  5. ^ https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/141095
  6. ^ "New Building". ELAM.

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