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

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Meet the Team

Student. Inspired. Creativity.

Here at Netherhall Creative Studios we have a team of staff dedicated to creating the best possible outcomes for you and the students. Whether its a full video recording and production project or a simple mug design for a gift, nothing goes to the client without first going through quality assurance from our team.

Laura Lee

Head Of Studio School

Laura's background as a teacher of Business Studies has always lent it self to driving enterprise through education as Head of Studio School and Director of NCS this marries up her two passions nicely.


Sarah Timberley

Business Manager

Sarah has been with us since 2012 after ditching the corporate world of Banking for an altogether more Creative outlet. Sarah will work with you and our students from initial contact to end process and to your budget. Sarah will be your go to person with any queries.


Josh Bottomley

Graphic Designer and Facilitator

We were delighted to welcome Josh on board in 2015 from one of our local business partners. Josh really is our Go to Guy for all Creative matters whether it's logo design or using a piece of state of the art equipment, Josh will work with you and our students to deliver you the outcome you desire. 



Student Director

Account Manager & Finance

Working closely with Sarah, Millie will meet with you and work with our team to bring your brief to life , they will also be developing their financial acumen by working with your budget and ultimately issuing your invoice.



Student Director

Creative Lead

Working closely with Sarah, Lewis will meet with you and work with our team to bring your brief to life , they will also be developing their financial acumen by working with your budget and ultimately issuing your invoice.

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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

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