What are studio schools?

According to the Studio Schools Trust, studio schools can be described as:

“a new concept in education which seeks to address the growing gap between the skills and knowledge that young people require to succeed, and those that the current education system provides.”

What makes us different to school…


Vision Studio School School

Works with local employers to provide regular hands-on learning experiences, masterclasses and training to students.

Extra-curricular learning opportunities are often restricted by budget and availability.

The studio school adheres to a strict dress code policy which is designed to reflect the working world.

School uniform/non-uniform.

Alongside core GCSEs, students will study towards technical certificates in their chosen specialisms and will benefit from valuable work experiences in the workplace.

Works to CREATE Framework which encourages students to think creatively, problem-solve and apply their learning in project-based work.

Students work towards GCSEs and/or A Levels and a small number of vocational qualifications (GNVQs etc).

Works to National Curriculum.

Access to state-of-the-art engineering facilities via our sponsor, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, and suites for healthcare via Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Potentially limited by facilities available on-site.

Small schools for those aged 14+ provide small class sizes, and more personalised learning.

500-1500+ students for ages 11 and above.

9-5 working day to reflect the real working environment.

General school hours (8.30am-3pm).