Senior school Students to perform at the National Theatre Connections Festival at the National Theatre, Southbank

Peploe-Williams Academy Win National Theatre Connections Acting Competition – 450 Schools took part across the UK. – See you at the National Theatre.

Students from Akeley Wood school to perform are Max Cawthorne and Oscar Davies


I am very proud and very excited to be able to announce that our Senior Students who took part in the National Theatre Acting Connections Programme 2016 have been selected as one of the 12 groups to perform their plays at the National Theatre Connections Festival at the National Theatre, Southbank, London on 30th June. Please see the attached Press releases that will be sent to the media by Stephen, and the National Theatre. Students from the following Schools are in the Cast of ‘Bassett’ performed by Peploe-Williams Academy (Akeley Wood School, Chenderit School, Banbury College, Aylesbury Grammar School, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Aylesbury High Grammar School, Royal Latin School & Amersham College).

We have been given a performance date of Thursday 30th June at 8.30pm at the Dorfman Theatre.

If you would like to join us to see this brilliant play, tickets can be booked via the following link


This is a most amazing opportunity for these students and for some, a once in a lifetime opportunity to act at the National Theatre, South Bank, London. Most of these students have been training at the Peploe Williams Academy from as young as 5 years old.  All their hard work and talent has culminated in this very special opportunity. Learning to Act and Perform is not a quick fix, it takes years of dedicated training with the RIGHT school. It is not luck that we have won this National Theatre Competition, it is through the hard work of all these Students, the staff at my School, and the owners, over the last 18 years.


I have always believed that I know how to bring the very best performance from each of my students who attend my training academy and this is across all the disciplines, voice, acting, technical ISTD dancing, modern dance and performance.

We thank Peter Heppelthwaite who has been part of the Directing Team for this play, he has brought a wealth of experience and expertise to the project and I know he has really enjoyed working with such hard working and committed students.

Emma Peploe-Williams


Junior School Contact Numbers

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01908 571231
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01908 555803

Senior School Contact Numbers

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01280 860182
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01280 828122

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01280 814110
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01280 828122