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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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Financial Support

“We aim to support all students to reach their potential and believe no child should be left behind or at a disadvantage due to financial issues".
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You can get financial support to help you with your chosen College courses if you’re aged 16-19 and fit certain criteria.

Our Bursaries

Here are some links to our information flyers and bursary application form. The flyers provide brief information about each type of finacial support we can give. We have also provided a link to our Financial Support Application Form which you can print out to complete and send back to us. 

Further information about all our financial support can be read on this page.

CMSS Student Bursary Flyer 2016
CMSS Free School Meals Flyer 2016
CMSS Free Bus Pass Flyer 2016
CMSS Financial Support Application Form 2016

Vulnerable Student Bursary

This is a bursary worth up to £1200, depending on your circumstances and benefits. You must be:

  • Under 19 at the start of the academic year you want a bursary for
  • Studying at a School or College, or an unpaid training course

AND at least 1 of the following applies:

  • You’re in, or recently have left, Local Authority case
  • You get Income Support of Universal Credit in your name
  • You’re disabled and get both Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and either Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP in your name.

If you’re a parent, you will also need to be living away from your own parents to qualify. You will get the full amount if you have expenses and study full-time on a course of at least 30 weeks.

All applications will be treated with complete confidence.

Discretionary Bursary Fund

The Creative and Media Studio School also has a Discretionary Bursary Fund. The criteria for this fund is set by ourselves.  

How can this help me?

This fund is for Students who are facing genuine financial barriers to participating in education.  Its aim is to help with essentials and is not a cash payment, but a payment in kind for particular items needed. Typical ways this fund has been used by the Studio School includes

  • Bus passes to and from College, where the distance travelled justifies this
  • Specialist course equipment
  • Costs incurred for placements and business engagement opportunities
  • Transports and fees for course events/trips/university visits
  • Transports and fees for enrichment events offered, or arranged, by the Studio School which could benefit the student’s progression routes

As a Studio School we have a duty to ensure all funds are awarded fairly to students most in need, therefore, all applications cannot be guaranteed. We ask that all students are:

  • Are under 19 years at the start of the year  the bursary is needed for
  • Have at least 90 % attendance
  • Are meeting expectations for good behaviour and progress
  • Are in receipt  of Free School Meals

Students who received Free School Meals do not automatically receive them at Post 16. Applications to the Local Authority must be made by the parents. We urge parents to make an application for FSM if this was the case at High School OR if your family circumstances have changed recently. To apply for FSM, please contact Kirklees Local Authority on 01484 221928, stating that your child is on roll at the Creative and Media Studio School at Netherhall Learning Campus and you would like to discuss FSM with the relevant department.  

How to apply:

Application Forms to the Discretionary Bursary Fund can be collected from Angela Shufflebottom or the main NLC School Admin Office. Please fill in the form, ensuring you:

  • Meet the above eligibility criteria
  • Complete the application form answering all the questions in full – don’t forget to sign it
  • Attach the evidence as indicated on the application form (original evidence is required which will be photocopied and returned to you)
  • Ask your child to hand in the application form, with evidence, to Angela Shufflebottom or myself at the Studio School main office.

What happens next?

  • We will assess all applications in the strictest of confidence.
  • We will aim to inform you as soon as possible, but no more than 5 working days from receiving the application. (Depending on the requests within the application form, there could be additional waiting time for the Studio School to process any specific paperwork/invoices).

Emergency and Hardship - Reserved Funds:

As a small educational provision we aim to support students on an individual basis. We get to know our Students well and all Students will have a one-one relationship with their Personal Coach. Financial circumstances can change, and the future is hard to predict. Should any unforeseen or temporary issues occur at home where financial assistance for College expenses could be an issue, then we always encourage private discussion with the Personal Coach. Due to these situations, we have placed no absolute cut-off date for applications to the Discretionary Bursary Fund. 

Ref: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide

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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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