The BRIT School changes lives. Here are just some of those people and communities that been impacted by The BRIT School’s work, all made possible by the generosity of our donors who are helping to #keepBRITspecial


A Life Changing Experience

Gemma Cairney
(BRIT School graduate; TV & Radio Presenter BBC Radio 1 BBC 6 Music)

"It gave me the tools to have an open mind when it came to all sorts of people, all sorts of artistic vision, and to have a fun time whilst discovering it all.” 

Loyle Carner
(BRIT School graduate; BRIT Award and Mercury Prize Nominee; NME Award Winner)

“They let you grow… you get to express yourself in the way you’re supposed to, as opposed to being told how you’re supposed to express yourself” 


Breaking Down Barriers

With thanks to generous support of The Utley Foundation, The BRIT School is able to offer many young artists the opportunity to enjoy extra-curricular one-to-one music lessons that support their creative development.


Community Collaborations

Every year, BRIT School students bring their diverse skills and creativity to thousands of children and adults from communities, schools, and community groups across Croydon and South London through our Community Collaborations programme; to many who might not otherwise have access to the arts:

“It was no surprise that everyone loved the workshops… they all wept at the wonderful words they shared with each other and the audience This workshop with the BRIT proved that even though we talk about the 'generation gap' when they work together as they did for the few weeks, gaps closed and they all realised how similar they think when the cultural barriers society focuses on were removed. A very rewarding experience indeed”

Anika Wilson, Development Services, Age UK

This collaboration – the creation of a new play - was a celebration of The Crescent’s EAL (English as an Additional Language) students, aiming to break down stigma around being a non-native speaker with fellow students:

"This was the best collaboration our schools have ever done. It was inspiring and the children at our school felt safe and nurtured by the students at The BRIT School. This meant that the children were able to confidently perform in front of their peers… the performance had ALL of their peers engaged…

"Students responded really well to the project - the sessions were extremely positive and exciting, and the development in confidence for both groups across the project was clear.”

Matt Lamptey, Arts Leader, The Crescent Primary School