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Two 'Studio Schools' have been approved for Bath and Dorchester by the Government.
The schools 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':
Two 'Studio Schools' are to open in the region, the Government has announced.
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.
- The Bath Studio School is proposed by a partnership of five schools – The Link School, Writhlington School, Norton Hill School, Wellsway School and St Gregory’s Catholic College.
It will specialise in Business, IT & Administration; Science, Construction and built environment; Tourism and Recreation and Digital & Creative media.
- 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.