East London Arts & Music

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East London Arts & Music
Established 1 September 2014 (2014-09-01)
Type Free school sixth form
Principal Mr Charlie Kennard
Location 45 Maltings Close
Bromley by Bow
E3 3TA
Local authority Lambeth
DfE URN 141095 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 16–19
Website East London Arts & Music

East London Arts & Music (also known as ELAM) is a free school sixth form located 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. 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 a Extended Diplomas 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 students previous achievement).[2]


In May 2017 ELAM was graded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted in its first full inspection. [3] In April 2017 ELAM moved into its industry standard permanent home at Three Mills, Bromley-by-Bow, East London. Prior to this ELAM was based at School 21 in Stratford.[4]

Notable former students and partners[edit]

ELAM has numerous industry partners including Universal Music, Creative Assembly and YouTube.

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


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