Studio Schools

studioschoolsStudio Schools are a type of state school model for 14 to 19 year olds, designed to support young people to gain the skills, experiences, and key academic qualifications that they need to succeed in the world of work.

First opened in 2010, Studio Schools are small schools for 300 students, but 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 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 gain a broad range of employability and life skills through the CREATE skills framework, and have the option to go on to university, further training, and into employment.

The Studio Schools Trust, the organisation that unites all Studio Schools, is a joint venture between The Young Foundation and Edge.