“We need to encourage people to open up their ideas. If we can create entrepreneurs people will come into the community capable of running a small business, which is the bedrock of how the economy now works. It’s mainly small and medium enterprises. Young people need to have that work ethic and work experience, with skills that they may not be getting at the moment.”
The Duke of York
Royal Patron of the Studio Schools Trust
“Parents and pupils greatly value the ‘family’ feel of Studio Schools, with their small size and personal coaches who can develop strong relationships with students and act early if problems arise. Parents are also finding that they can get through to staff quickly and easily…. So there are many grounds to be really optimistic about the future of Studio Schools.”
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools
“Studio schools offer academic and vocational qualifications, but teach them in a practical and project-based way. Study is combined with work placements at local and national employers who are involved in the school.
Learning in this way encourages students to develop skills like punctuality, good communication, reliability and team-working, whilst gaining a strong grounding in English, maths and science.”
The Department for Education