What is a Studio School?

The Studio School is a new concept in education, which seeks to address the growing gap between the skills and knowledge that young people require to succeed, and those that the current education system provides. Studio Schools pioneer a bold new approach to learning which includes teaching through enterprise projects and real work. This approach ensures students' learning in is rooted in the real world and helps them to develop the skills they need to flourish in life. For detailed information, please read the Studio Schools Brochure.

Studio Schools are designed for 14-19 year olds of all abilities. They are small schools for 300 students; and with year-round opening and a 9-5 working day, they feel more like a workplace than a school. Working closely with local employers, Studio Schools will offer a range of academic and vocational qualifications including GCSEs in English, Maths and Science, as well as paid work placements linked directly to employment opportunities in the local area. Students will gain a broad range of employability and life skills through the CREATE skills framework, and will have the option to go on to university, further training, and into employment.

September 2010 was a landmark moment for the movement with the opening of the first Studio Schools in the world. View a map of current Studio Schools by clicking here.

The Studio Schools Trust has bold plans for Studio Schools and, working closely with our local partners, we aim to establish a large network of schools across Britain. If you are interested in becoming part of the Studio Schools movement please click here.


Introducing Studio Schools

Studio Schools are a new concept in education, which pioneer a bold approach to learning through Enterprise Projects and real work.