At their heart is the belief that this more practical approach can better equip young people with the skills and experiences they need to succeed. In a country in which most lessons are still taught in a traditional way, Studio Schools will break new ground in the British education system, offering a pioneering practical education rooted in the real world. We are now in our third year (five if you include the initial two-year pilot) and the results that we achieved speak for themselves.
We have businesses and pupils working side by side and our new purpose-built £4.5m building (opening Sept/October 2013) will be one of the best learning facilities in the country, let alone Kirklees. What makes us different is not what is offered but how it is delivered. We take learning out of a traditional classroom setting,
teaching the curriculum through real-life enterprise themed projects in the school and the surrounding community.
Our post-14 and post-16 students benefit from studying business-relevant qualifications in an environment that allows them to apply what they have learnt in the classroom directly into real life business situations. Some of our pupils even get paid for doing so! We are already seeing evidence that this practical approach to learning is leading to high grades, improved engagement and better job prospects for young people, as well as widening the pathway to higher education and beyond.
Welcome to the Creative and Media Studio School in Huddersfield. We offer a range of creative specialisms including Drama, Music, Textiles, Graphics, Fashion, Media and Business. Qualifications can be achieved in GSCEs, BTECs or A Levels.