About Us

Welcome to London School of Academics

London School of Academics was registered as a company on the 9th of March 2010 on the promise by the Director Sheila Singh to open a path way to education for those of diverse backgrounds. Sheila Singh has over 20 years’ experience in the teaching field, and has taught teacher training and related courses in many main stream colleges and universities.

Sheila took the decision to open London School of Academics after facing discrimination in relation to her gender, race and disability. Determined to show people experiencing the same treatment as herself that they can achieve their dreams she took the steps to develop a higher education provider which places learners at the heart of it with no form of discrimination.

London School of Academics in it’s first year delivered the Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning programme and the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector to a cohort of 20 learners and now trains on average over 100 learners a year. Our area of specialism lies with teacher training and related courses. Currently we deliver the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Level 3 Assessors Awards, the CIEH Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid, Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work and Functional Skills qualifications. We are recognised as a Higher Education Institution.

London School of Academics has been awarded the City and Guilds Lion Award in 2018, Barclays Trading Places Awards: Top 100 Business's in the UK and Women's Business of the Year; Outstanding Stars award by Newham College of Further Education.

London School of Academics has a diverse team who specialise in different areas including Education, Law, English and Business. The team share the philosophy of our provider which is to create excellence within teacher training and staff development, through quality and precision, targeting individuals who want to improve both their lives and the lives of others’. All members of the team commit themselves to helping the community and have actively taken part in fund raising events (see our events page) and charity work. Charity work includes volunteering to feed the homeless, missionary work aboard as well as commissioning Bore Hole projects in Africa. 

Sheila has been given many awards some of which include the Bravest Women of the Year Awarded by Lorrie Kelly (2008), a Gold Medal of Excellence in Teacher Training Awarded by City and Guilds (2008) and The National Diversity Awards (2012). Sheila has been nominated by Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers & Consultants Outstanding Achievement Award (2015) and by the Professional Asian Awards for the Education Award (2015). Sheila has been awarded in 2018 the Influential Role Models and Mentors Award.

Soni has been nominated by Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers & Consultants Trainer of the year (2015) and has been awarded in 2019 the Influential Role Models and Mentors Award.

Charlotte Saunders has been awarded in 2019 the Influential Role Models and Mentors Award.

London School of Academics believes that that success can be felt by all those that are determined to obtain it; social barriers can be overcome and should not determine your future. 

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LSA is based at the CEME Campus in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. 


  • London School of Academics
  • CEME Campus
  • Marsh Way
  • Rainham
  • Essex
  • RM13 8EU
  • T: 0208 596 7036