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

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View all the latest news and events from around the Studio School.

Here are our dates for this years Open Days!
Open Days
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Keep up to date with the Studio School by downloading and reading our Newsletter!
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Exciting news about an international project our students are working on…
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If you are looking for some inspiration for your Summer Sketchbook/Journal Project take a look at this task we used at the Studio School Summer School!
Summer School Task
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Dani Fighting
A Quick run down of the reasons why the CMSS is a great choice for Performing Arts Students.
Music and Drama
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National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.
National Careers Week 2017
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This week BIMM (British & Irish Modern Music Institute) visited the CMSS as part of their Roadshow.
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The Creative & Media Studio School held its fifth annual Fashion Show and Art Exhibition on Thursday 9th June 2016.
Fashion Show 2016
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Year 12 Art students are studying Unit 5: Contextual Studies where they learn about what type of things influence artists and how artists influence each other.
The Hepworth Gallery Art Trip
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Year 12 Students completing Art & Design visited Leeds College of Art on 14th June 2016. The trip was a chance to look at final year shows and get a crash course on portfolio presentation.
The Leeds College of Art Trip
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Studio school students took a short day trip to Blackpool Pleasure beach during the Easter half term. Organised by student ambassadors the trip was bound to be a success. This is what the students got up to on a day of rollercoaster extravaganz!
CMSS take Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.
National Careers Week 2016
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The annual Battle of the Bands Event took place at The Creative and Media Studio School and NLC High School on Wednesday 10/2/16
Battle of the Bands 2016
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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

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