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Apollo Studio Academy

Apollo Studio Academy is sponsored by The Academy at Shotton Hall in partnership with East Durham College. It caters for 300 students and specialises in STEM, Health, Care and Early Years. The Studio School promotes employability skills and tackle low aspirations working with employer partners such as Catepillar, Sherburn Stone and the NHS Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust.

Space Studio Banbury

The Space Studio Banbury in Oxfordshire caters for 300 students and specialises in Space, Science and Maths. It is sponsored by Aspirations Academies Trust, a new Academy Sponsor.

Studio West, Newcastle

Studio West is sponsored by Kenton Academy. It caters for 300 students. It aims to equip pupils with a range of skills responsive to the demands of employers. This is reflected in the variety of employers involved with the school including Marriot Sunderland, Alston Murphy Architects Ltd, and BAM Nuttall Ltd (engineering). Local employers have already offered a number of paid work placements for students who attend the school.

De Salis Studio College

De Salis Studio College is sponsored by the Rosedale Hewens Multi-Academy Trust. The Academy Trust is also behind Parkside Studio School, which opened in September 2012. De Salis Studio College in Hillingdon specialises in Business and Finance.

Manchester Creative Studio

Manchester Creative Studio (MCS) is an employer led studio school preparing young people for a career in the creative industries. Combining project based learning, work placements and paid employment, MCS provides an innovative ‘hands on’ approach to education, where students learn from industry experts.

Sir Frank Whittle Studio School

The Sir Frank Whittle Studio School is based in Lutterworth in Leicestershire and is a school that the very heart of our community.

With Specialisms in Engineering, Retail & Logistics and Hospitality & Leisure, the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School is a hub for the local, regional and national economic needs and develops young people academically and vocationally to fully prepare them for the challenges they face when leaving education.

Bath Studio School


Bath Studio is a unique collaboration of local schools and employers, created to fill a gap in education provision in Bath and North East Somerset. The school specialises in media and business.  

Bath Studio School aims to:

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Walsall Studio School

“Beyond traditional learning, the Walsall Studio School aims to offer outstanding education, where every 14-19 year old can reach their full potential.”

Walsall Studio School follows on from a successful bid from The Vine Trust and Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall. The school has a focus on social enterprise and is based in the St Matthews Quarter which is a major town centre regeneration scheme in Walsall.

Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio

The Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio works closely with local employers to provide real work experience opportunities and concentrate on four skill sectors:

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