Caroline opened her first Stagecoach school in Colchester on Saturday mornings in September 1998. The school was full straight away and has remained so ever since, quickly followed by an afternoon school in 1999 and Friday evenings in 2001. September 2014 saw the launch of a brand new school on Sunday mornings and in 2017, a second Saturday morning school opened in response to huge demand. Stagecoach Colchester also has 4 Early Stages classes for students aged 4-6 years and 2 Further Stages classes for students aged 16 plus.
Caroline believes passionately in the benefits of the performing arts for all and has seen first hand how a love of theatre can enrich lives, whether children go on to be performers, to work behind-the-scenes, or just enjoy being members of the audience. Prior to Stagecoach, Caroline worked for 15 years in the Education Department at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, introducing opera and ballet to schools and communities throughout the UK and abroad. She is an experienced arts administrator and events manager and has led her school to become one of the most established and well-respected performing arts schools in the Colchester area. From Stagecoach, Caroline has received the Franchisee Special Award in 2001; Runner-up Franchisee of the Year in 2013; and the Franchisee of the Year Award in 2014 and again in 2018.