Welcome to James Allen's Saturday School for the Performing Arts
Home of South London Youth Orchestra

Jasspa is a Saturday School passionate about the performing arts. We offer specialist classes in contemporary dance, drama and music in a friendly and vibrant atmosphere on term time Saturdays in Dulwich. Pupils aged 5-18 can choose any combination of classes and currently we have 400 pupils on our school roll representing over 8- schools in South London.

Jasspa is also the home of South London Youth Orchestra – four orchestras from beginner to advanced level who meet for intensive orchestral holiday courses three times a year. In the summer, winter and spring breaks up to 270 music students from across London and the South East, come together to work with outstanding tutors and conductors from the profession.

All Saturday and Holiday courses take place at James Allen’s Girls’ School where we have full access to purpose built facilities including the Prissian Theatre for Dance and Drama Shows and the Vaughan Williams Auditorium and Holst Hall for orchestral and instrumental concerts.

Whilst Jasspa is an organisation with the community very much at its heart, we are also a centre of excellence. Quality performing arts education in a positive, nurturing environment is what we do best!

I look forward to welcoming you to Jasspa soon.

Beverly Sizer, Director