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

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Outstanding Results 2017

“This year’s cohort of students are extremely special to us; they are so talented that I can’t wait to see how they go on to develop. They have made us incredibly proud." Head of CMSS, Laura Lee

2017 Leavers pick up the best grades yet at the Creative & Media Studio School!

Two years of hard work have paid off for students at the Creative and Media Studio School. Staff, as well as parents, observed Student’s final moments of relief and joy as they opened results which meant they could continue with their first choice next steps. With 100% of A Level pass grades at C and above, 98% of BTEC grades at pass and above, and 37% of grades across both A2 and Btec in the highest mark bands, there was much to smile about!

A few examples of our well deserving students:





Some proud headlines of student’s performance in 2017:

Of those who completed their two year study programs at the CMSS:

  • 98% achieved at least 2 A Level equivalents.
  • 83% achieved at least 3 A Level.
  • 50% achieved above 3 a level equivalents.
  • 80% achieved at least their expected grades and 25% of these students achieved higher than expected grades.
  • 100% of students on A Level programmes passed with C grades and above.
    • 56% achieved A and B grades.
  • 99% of students on BTEC programmes passed their course with grades of Pass and above.
    • 41% of these students achieved Distinction/Distinction* grades.

 Where our 2017 leavers are moving on too…

  • 54% have secured their first choice University pathways. 
Universities chosen this Year:

University of Huddersfield, University of Central Lancashire, Leeds College of Art, University of Salford, East15 (Acting School, London), Batley College of Arts, BIMM, Nottingham Trent University, University of Sheffield, University of Chester, University of East London, Backstage Academy (Wakefield), University Leeds (Met).

Popular degree courses for our students:

BA Hons in:

Acting; Architecture, Art and Design; Business and Finance; Business and Marketing; Business and Accountancy; Events Management, Fashion Design; Film Production; Fine Art; Media (Communication; Media (Visualisation); Music; Music and Business Management; Photography; Popular Music; Printed Textiles

  • 16% of student leavers have secured Apprenticeships. 
  • 9% are moving onto Further Education to specialise further. 
  • 16% are in Full Time employed positions with training. 
  • 4% are moving into Freelance Design.


The following links to the DFE tables data is now based on 2016 results and is not the most up to date picture of the Studio School success!

DfE Performance Tables
Leaver Destinations
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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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