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Creative and Media
Studio School
A creative hub for all gifted and talented 14 – 19 year olds across Kirklees

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What is a Studio School?

Everyone starting at the Studio School begins a journey. Some will get a great job, some will start their own business and others will go on to University.
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Studio Schools are a new type of school for young people. Based on extensive research and best practice, they offer a pioneering practical approach to learning.

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.

At the heart of a Studio School are six key elements:

  • Employability and enterprise skills – students are supported to develop the key employability and life skills they need to succeed
  • Key qualifications – students are taught the national curriculum and work towards a range of key qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3
  • Personalised curriculum – students meet frequently with their ‘personal coach’ to tailor the curriculum to their individual needs and aspirations
  • Practical learning – students’ learning is delivered through enterprise themed projects in the school, local businesses and the community. There are even opportunities for students to spend a portion of their weekly time in real work
  • Real work – students will spend a significant portion of their weekly time in real work
  • Small schools – students will learn in a small, supportive and personalised learning environment of around 300 students

Studio Schools have been specially designed to maximise the possibilities for every student; this is a school unlike any other in the country.

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.

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About Us

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.

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About the school

The Creative & Media Studio School is open to all young people who have a creative flare and are aged between 14 – 19 years old.

The Creative and Media Studio School was the first Studio School to open in the world in 2010. Since then it has achieved a series of fantastic outcomes for students. Today's news (14.08.2014) follows in that tradition and we are delighted

David Nicoll

Chief Executive of The Studio Schools Trust

With this course we will be the fashion designers of the future; we now have the skills and knowledge to excel, nothing can hold us back.

Alex & Danielle

Students

I feel really privileged to be doing something I love with people that share the same passion. At the Studio School we inspire young artist's minds and support their creativity.

Wendy Taylor

Fine Art Coach

My Art lessons in the Studio School have shown me that it's not what you see, but what you make otherssee; I've been completely inspired.

Lauren

Student

With the skills I have developed and opportunities I have been given in the field of Graphic Design, I am positive that it will help me to lead a successful life with a very fulfilling career.

Jack

Student

We see Graphic Design students as the future of visual communication. Learning the correct skills now will give them the edge over others in the work place.

James Armitage

Graphics Coach

Photography captures life. I'm so passionate about the projects I am able to complete with the quality of resources we have available.

Lucy Parish

Photography Coach

Photography means I can make Art out of real life objects. I love seeing how my skills can create amazing pieces of work, it's very exciting.

Launa

Student

Wonder if. Think 'why not?' Explore how. Learn from craft professionals. Apply Knowledge. Make it happen. Enjoy success.

Sally Broadbent

Textiles Coach

Textiles at the Studio School has allowed us to express ourselves, explore different specialist techniques, find our inner creativity and apply it to exciting scenarios.

Arusah

Student

Teaching Business Studies to Studio School students has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career, as they're learning in an environment where it all makes sense!

Laura Lee

Business Studies Coach

Learning Business in the Studio School has helped me realise that Business is everywhere and has enabled me to see the world through grown up eyes.

Jade

Student

Creative Media Production gives me the skills, confidence and experience to work with external businesses and create professional video products whilst gaining a qualification.

Matty

Student

I use my Broadcast Industry experience to develop skills, work ethic and strong business links so every single student stands out.

Micci Bromwich

Media Coach

Drama has really helped me to develop skills I can use in all my subjects. I've really grown in confidence because of the way I have been taught.

Jessica

Student

As a practitioner from industry, I am able to really support students by sharing my knowledge and professional practice.

Michael Cowen

Drama Coach

Music is a gateway to other cultures and traditions. Through it we explore the way new technologies have revolutionised the way we record, produce and listen to music."

Helen Turnbull

Music Coach

It's helped me to realise the number of employment opportunities available in the Music Industry, giving me the skills to succeed in any profession. I've developed skills in communication, teamwork, cooperation and Music Technology skills.

Isobel

Student

Studying Fashion is not just about researching new trends, it's about creating individuality, something our students get the chance to do.

Claire Ramsden

Fashion Coach

Contact Us

T: 01484 382140
@: hello@studio-school.org.uk

The Creative & Media Studio School
Netherhall Learning Campus,
Rawthorpe Terrace,
Huddersfield.
HD5 9NY

Named contact for queries: Joanne Ainley ainleyj@nlconline.org.uk

NLC/C&MSS Complaints Policy can be found here.

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