“We're setting up new Studio Schools offering a unique way of learning rooted in the real world with a curriculum tailored to those who will benefit from more practical learning, with support from skilled craftsmen and work experience with local employers.”

Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Prime Minister

Studio Schools are a vital new option for parents and young people ... Studio Schools will break new ground in the education system and I look forward to seeing many more open across the country in the coming years.”

“I’m a big fan of Studio Schools- they offer an exciting new option for parents and students.”

Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Secretary of State for Education

We are right behind the Studio Schools movement and keen to see it grow.

Studio Schools have a fresh and new culture for young people at risk of dropping out elsewhere. They are all ability, have high aspirations for all pupils and make sure young people get the strong qualifications they need to get into employment or university, whether that’s GCSEs, A levels, Diplomas, BTECs or NVQs.

But they also give them the practical skills employers demand in trades like construction, hospitality, plumbing and engineering, as well as softer skills like team working, communication, initiative and punctuality – exactly the kind of intangibles that businesses want but often can’t find in school leavers.

Studio schools show us how to go beyond so-called ‘traditional’ teaching by using some of the most innovative teaching methods like personal mentoring and coaching, project-based learning which cuts across subjects, and rooting lessons in practical, real-life situations. And they use smaller classes to back up high-quality staff, allowing them to focus more attention on pupils who might have been at risk of falling behind or switching off.”

Lord Hill of Oareford
Under Secretary of State for Schools