Disability & Inclusion

Please note from July until December 2021, we will not have wheelchair access due to construction works occurring on the ground floor of our main campus on Charlotte Road.

The Royal Drawing School is committed to providing equal opportunities to students, faculty, staff and members of the public. Our aim is to make all our courses as inclusive as possible. As a small institution we are able to respond to individual needs on a case-by-case basis and we endeavour to make reasonable adjustments where possible in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.   

Our main campus on Charlotte Road, Shoreditch will be fully accessible by wheelchair from January 2022, with step-free access.  


Public Programme 

Studio-based courses 
Before booking a Public Programme course, please contact the Public Programme team to discuss your access needs so we can make reasonable adjustments where possible. Our studio-based public programme for students 18 or older is fully accessible by wheelchair, technicians are on hand to assist students in setting up drawing equipment if required and course fact sheets can be provided in a larger font.  

Online courses 
Our new remote learning courses makes our Public Programme more accessible to a wider range of students who can now learn from home. We can offer hearing impaired students access to closed captioning software on our live Zoom classes upon request. Please note that this software can produce inexact translations at times. All recorded lectures are made available to view after the live event on our website with subtitles / closed captioning.  

If you have any questions about accessibility, our Public Programme team would be happy to answer them. Please get in touch by emailing admin@royaldrawingschool.org or by calling +44(0)20 7613 8568 


Postgraduate Programme 

The Drawing Year team will be in touch with all applicants who reach interview stage to discuss their access needs. Those who are successful in their application and accept their place will be contacted to put an Accessibility Plan in place. 

All postgraduate courses that take place at our Shoreditch campus and personal studio spaces at SPACE are fully accessible by wheelchair and technicians can be made available to assist students throughout the day. Out of House, courses can be reasonably adapted to meet individual requirements where possible.  

If you have any questions about accessibility, our Drawing Year team would be happy to answer them. Please get in touch by emailing drawingyear@royaldrawingschool.org  

Young Artists

Our Young Artists programme is for students aged 10-18 year olds and both fee-paying and scholarship places are available. All courses that run from our Shoreditch Studios are fully accessible by wheelchair. Online courses are available to students who would prefer to learn from home or are unable to access our studios.

At the time of booking, we ask all parents/guardians to disclose Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) information which will be shared confidentially with our Young Artist tutors, enabling them to support each individual and their specific needs in every session. If your child has an EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan) or IEP (Individual Education Plan), we will ask you to share this information with us, so that, to the best of our ability, we can employ established learning strategies and routines as well as utilise a variety of teaching strategies to remove any barriers to learning. 

If you have any questions about accessibility, our Young Artists team would be happy to answer them. Please get in touch by emailing youngartists@royaldrawingschool.org

Website Accessibility

The School is committed to making our website accessible to everyone, regardless of the technology or the ability of the user. We are currently working with our developers to improve the accessibility of our website and though we are not a public body and so don't fall under the remit of the WCAG 2.1 legislation, our aim is to reach the required AA standard as part of our commitment to being an inclusive organisation.

Further information regarding the accessibility of the website will be available here soon alongside our website Accessibility Statement. If you would like to get in touch with us about any issues you are having with the website please email admin@royaldrawingschool.org.