Currently accepting applications for 2022/2023. Bring your child to a FREE Taster Session!

Welcome to the Da Silva Pearce School of Performing Art

100% Distinction in Trinity College Exams

The only school in Wanstead to earn 100% Distinction in Trinity College Musical Theatre graded exams.
Every student who entered the exam came out with a Distinction: 2017, 2019, & 2022!

Da Silva Pearce School of Performing Art

Located at Wanstead High School

Redbridge Lane West, Wanstead E11 2JZ

Do you love to sing, dance and act?

Aged between 5-17 years of age?

Book now for a free taster session - no need to audition!


Applications now open.


Please complete an enquiry on the 'contact page' for further information, and to reserve a free taster session

(no obligation)

Term Dates for 2022/2023


Saturday, 10th September 2022 to Saturday 10th December 2022

(Half Term: Saturday, 29th October 2022 - No session)


Saturday 7th January 2023 - Saturday 25th March 2023

(Half Term: Saturday 18th February)


Saturday 22nd April 2023 - Saturday 15th July 2023

(Half Term: 3rd June 2023)

Production Date: to be announced

We welcome propective students and their parents to attend a Free Taster Session so they can find out more about our school and the classes we offer.

Please note that Taster Sessions only occur on certain weeks.

DSP Performing is an established Saturday performing arts school based within Wanstead High School, offering a full curriculum in acting, dancing and singing for ages 5 to 17.

Originally started as a franchise of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, it quickly grew and developed into one of the leading LIPA Schools. With over 100 students attending every Saturday morning and a team of 8 teachers, the school took on the challenge of running as an independent organisation in 2014 under the registered company name of Da Silva Pearce Ltd. In 2022, the school passed to Rogado Nina Ltd, and we said goodbye to the creator of DSP, now moving on to adventures new.


Many of our students return year after year, not just for the fun lessons and the friendly caring ethos of the school, but also for the challenge of learning new techniques with a team of vibrant teachers who are themselves working performers.


Our very structured programme of teaching enables students of all abilities to progress as well as develop confidence, concentration and self-discipline – personal skills essential in adult life!

We offer two main showcase performances each year, one at Christams, and one at the end of the year in July usually at Forest School (subject to availability).

All students are encouraged to take the Group Musical Theatre Exams with Trinity College where most achieve high marks earning Merits and Distinctions for their performances.

I am proud to say that the lastest three exam years of 2017, 2019, and 2022 saw all students who entered the exam achieve a Distinction; we are the only performing arts school in Wanstead who have managed to achieve this.