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

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“At the studio school we believe in focusing on each student’s capabilities so we can provide an appropriate and individual teaching plan for them.”

Every child matters, this is not up for discussion!

The CREATE+ Group.

At the studio school we believe in focusing on each student’s capabilities so we can provide an appropriate and individual teaching plan for them. Part of our analysis involves us looking at all students who have achieved A/A* (7-9 in points!) in their creative GCSEs. It is our belief that these students should achieve the highest grades possible in the Level 3 subsequent course. These students form the CREATE+ group.

This is not an exclusive group! Whilst we use GCSE data to identify these students in Year 12, we do not prevent other students from being part of the CREATE+ group should they show the highest potential. The aim of the CREATE+ group is to ensure that all our higher able artists, musicians, designers and actors get those top grades so we can be sure their learning journey has been a successful one.

How do we support CREATE+ students?

The CREATE+ group is an aspirational group. We want all students to aspire to be part of the CREATE+ group. At the CMSS we offer a range of enrichment and support programs for all students, but relevant to the CREATE+ group. These include:

  • Visits and connections with Russell Group Universities.
  • Sutton School Initiatives. 
  • Specialist subject trips/enrichment.
  • 1:1 mentoring.
  • Subject Competitions.
  • Work Experience.
  • Summer School opportunities.


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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 16 – 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


My Art lessons in the Studio School have shown me that it's not what you see, but what you make others see; 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Contact Us

T: 01484 382140

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

Named contact for queries: Joanne Ainley

NLC/CMSS Complaints Policy can be found here.

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