Ofsted report praises The Studio

The Studio school is celebrating the results of its first Ofsted report which has validated the school’s innovative approach to education and learning.

The Studio, a state-of-the-art school specialising in gaming, digital technology and coding, has received an overall Ofsted rating of Good (with outstanding Behaviour and Safety) thanks to its future-proof syllabus and the focused learning behaviours of its students.

Ofsted commented “There is a shared vision to ensure students are well prepared for employment by being ‘industry-ready’. This translates well into practice: this is an orderly, business-like community where students and staff work together diligently and with aspiration.”

Ofsted also described the behaviour and achievements of the school’s young people as outstanding. The report celebrated the school’s “self-disciplined, courteous, broad-minded and sociable” students and complimented their motivation and high-aspirations.”

The report complimented the “diligence and aspiration” of the students and referenced how a culture of hard-work and achievement is the cornerstone to every subject. As a result, inspectors commented that “lessons proceed seamlessly, without interruption” and compared the culture present within The Studio to that of a university environment.

The Studio school opened in September 2013 and combines traditional subjects and qualifications with Project Based Learning (PBL) to prepare young people for their entrance into the workplace.

Ofsted noted that “effective partnerships with local industries, for example in providing work placements, have contributed to students developing skills that have prepared them for the next stage in their lives”. As such, “there are clear progression routes from the sixth form to higher education, apprenticeships and employment”.

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