Jamie's Dream School

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Jamie's Dream School
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Created by Jamie Oliver
Starring Jamie Oliver
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Fresh One Productions
Release
Original network Channel 4
Original release 2 March – 13 April 2011
External links
Website

Jamie's Dream School is a seven-part British television documentary series made by Fresh One Productions, first aired on Channel 4. In it, Jamie Oliver enrolls a group of teenagers with fewer than five GCSEs into his "Dream School" - a school in which lessons are taught by celebrities who are specialists in particular subjects. Both pupils and teachers gave evidence to the Education Select Committee in June 2011.[1]

The lessons from the show are available through a dedicated YouTube channel,[2] which features David Starkey's history course and Simon Callow's drama lessons.

The school[edit]

An empty building was converted into a school for two months. In the grounds a biosphere was constructed for lessons on the environment.

Teachers[edit]

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Pupils[edit]

  • Angelique — 17 Age
  • Aysha — 17Age
  • Carl  — Age 18 cc
  • Charlotte — Age 17
  • Chloe  — Age 17
  • Conor — Age 17
  • Danielle Harold - Age 18
  • Emily Brown — Age 16
  • Georgia — Age 18
  • Harlem-Iaren — Age 18
  • Henry — Age 17
  • Jake — Age 16
  • Jamal — Age 18
  • Jenny — Age 16
  • Jourdelle  - Age 18
  • Latoya — Age 19
  • Michael — Age 18
  • Nana Kwame — Age 18
  • Ricki — Age 16
  • Ronnie — Age 18

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International adaptations[edit]

A South African and an American adaptation were aired in late 2013.[citation needed][5] A Dutch version followed early 2017 on public broadcaster Omroep NTR hosted by kickboxing-champion Lucia Rijker; the first season included Maarten van Rossem, Karin Bloemen and Peter R. de Vries as celebrity-teachers. The second seaons started on 26 February 2018.[6]

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