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Arts1 was founded in 2006 by Principal Rebecca Carrington and Creative Director James Grimsey. Our award winning school is proud to be founded in Milton Keynes and our wonderful team of specialist teachers and coaches nurture the talents of over 500 young people and adults each week.


We have an incredible range of part-time classes for children, young people and adults that take place on weekdays after school and at the weekend.

Evening & Weekends

Take a look at our range of Performing Arts classes in Milton Keynes for young people and adults. Lessons for children and young performers aged 3 – 21.


Individual Coaching

Arts1 School of Performance: Meet The Team - Joanne Clayton

Finance Director

Joanne Clayton

Joanne joined the Arts1 team in April 2016 as Finance Director.

As an ACCA qualified accountant she brings her expert knowledge and analytical skills to the school, helping to develop financial strategy as well as overseeing the day to day accounts.

Professionally Joanne has worked for Home Retail Group PLC, Mercedes Benz UK Ltd and Lightning Source UK Ltd and has found her previous experience valuable in her work with Arts1.

Away from the office Joanne enjoys spending quality time with her young family and Jack Russell, Honey who is sometimes seen around the school!