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

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Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop in our school

At the Creative and Media Studio School the senior member of staff and Designated Safeguarding Lead's (DSL) are Miss Suzy Mattock, Assistant Head, Inclusion and Ms Samantha Diskin, Child Protection Officer.

Both DSL's undertake Level 3 child protection training and training in inter-agency working, which is kept up to date with refresher and new training on an annual basis. Staff are supported by the DSL and the DSL is supported by The Principal and the Safeguarding Governor.

All staff, including temporary staff and volunteers, are provided with the Creative and Media Studio School’s safeguarding guidelines and policy and are informed of the safeguarding arrangements on induction.

All staff share an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop in our school
  • Identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our school

All staff and governors at the Creative and Media Studio School undertake training on safeguarding children that enables them to fulfil their responsibilities in respect of child protection effectively. The training is refreshed on a regular basis to keep staff knowledge and skills up to date.

All staff follow the West Yorkshire Consortium Safeguarding Children Procedures which are consistent with "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013" and "Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014". Through their day-to-day contact with students, staff have a crucial role to play in keeping children safe. Parents and carers should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may be at risk, the school is required, as a part of local safeguarding procedures, to report their concerns to Social Services immediately.

View our Safeguarding Policy.

Report Safeguarding Issues

If you have any issues relating to child protection please contact:

Mrs Samantha Diskin (Child Protection Officer)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
01484 221892

Miss Suzy Mattock (Assistant Head)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
01484 221892

Angela Shufflebottom (Pastoral Manager)
Pastoral Manager Studio School
01484 221892

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board you think a child in Kirklees is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being you should call and speak to someone at one of the following numbers:

Duty & Assessment Kirklees Duty and Assessment Team (Duty Social Workers):

01924 326097
01924 326076
01924 431429

Kirklees Emergency Duty Team (Out of office hours)
01924 414933

NSPCC Helpline:
0808 800 5000
Text: 88858 (free service)

West Yorkshire Police Child Protection Units
01924 431134

Useful contacts
Keeping Children Safe
Anti Bullying Alliance
Forced Marriage
Guidance Document - Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014

Internet Safety

The Female Genital Mutilation Helpline
0800 028 3550

E Safety for Parents and Students

Our students are regularly updated with comprehensive e-safety guidance throughout their experience at the Creative and Media Studio School. We deliver key messages via our e-safety lessons as part of the ICT curriculum. Assemblies are also used as key opportunities to update students on e-safety. Our DSL, Samantha Diskin has attended a number of CEOP training events and this information is cascaded to students and staff.

The school has a secure network and ICT facilities that filter our internet and email systems to ensure students are safe when using the school's ICT systems.

We are committed to raising e-safety awareness amongst our students and it is an integral part of our safeguarding profile. The CEOP and ThinkUKnow links on our website provide further e-safety advice should you require this.

If you would like further information, please contact Sam Diskin or Suzy Mattock at school.

Useful Links for Parents and Students

Reporting abuse at CEOP


View our eSafety Leaflet.

Report an E Safety Issue

If you are concerned about any issues regarding E Safety, please report this via the CEOP website, alternatively, you can contact either Samantha Diskin or Suzy Mattock on 01484 221892.

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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


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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.



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.



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

The Creative & Media Studio School
Netherhall Learning Campus,
Rawthorpe Terrace,

Named contact for queries: Joanne Ainley

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

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