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A 'Studio School' has been approved for Dorset by the Government.
The school in Dorchester will allow 14 to 19-year-olds to study academic subjects through practical projects designed and delivered by employers.
Schools Commissioner Dr Elizabeth Sidwell says Studio Schools are 'crucial in helping those young people who prefer practical learning to pick up the skills wanted by employers':
Dorset is to get a 'Studio School', the Government has announced.
Dorset Studio School in Dorchester will specialise in environmental and land based studies. It is proposed by Kingston Maurward College, a specialist land based college, and Thomas Hardye School.
Key employer partners include the National Trust, the RSPCA, and the Royal Veterinary College.
Studio Schools allow 14 to 19-year-olds to study academic subjects through practical projects designed and delivered by employers. Pupils combine core GCSEs and vocational qualifications with real work experience.