READ College Celebrates Its’ 10th Anniversary

Posted by Nicola Breeze Posted in Featured, Latest News, Student Blog

Reading, England – 26th June 2018 – READ College, the most successful Performing Arts Foundation Course provider in the country, is delighted to be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018.

During the last 10 years –

  • 95% of all graduates have been awarded places at top-flight vocational schools such as RADA, Mountview, Central, and Arts Ed; including five years with 100% success rates
  • 45% of students have been supported by the college’s bursary fund
  • The college’s amount of bursary funding awarded totals £273,171 to date

Award-Winning Film and Theatre Actress Dame Judi Dench, one of the Patron’s of READ College, recently congratulated co-Directors and Founders Helen and Jamie Read by saying, “Congratulations to Jamie and Helen and everyone at READ College for your first 10 years. I hope the next 10 will be as wonderful for you. With love from Judi Dench.”

Their other Patron, Award-Winning Theatre Director and Choreographer, Craig Revel Horwood also sent his congratulations to them saying, “I cannot believe that it has been 10 years since Helen and Jamie founded READ College.  Training young performers is the key to their success and I admire the way READ College has supported and trained a huge number of talented students and helped them to achieve their goals in the next stage of their performing arts training. Bring on the next 10 years and may it be as fabulous as the first 10!”

Jamie Read and Helen Read of READ College commented: “Over the past 10 years we have been delighted to support students from a variety of backgrounds and achieve industry leading success rates with our students. We have successfully raised over £250,000 for our Bursary Fund aimed at supporting talented young performers from financially challenging backgrounds. We are passionate about our school outreach programme and remain determined to help young talented people achieve their dream of a career in the performing arts. We are very lucky to enjoy award-winning actress Dame Judi Dench and Award Winning Theatre Director Craig Revel Horwoord as Patrons and thank them for their kind words. We are committed to and look forward to continuing our work for another 10 years and beyond.”

10th anniversary photo

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