'Studio School' to open in Dorset

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.

More employers are getting involved in Studio Schools, demonstrating their commitment to preparing young people – who will be their future employees – for the world of work.

It is crucial for young people to have the skills and experience vital to employers, both for their own prosperity and to help us compete in the global race.

– Schools Minister Lord Nash

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Studio School for Dorset

A 'Studio School' is to open in Dorchester, the Government has announced. The schools allow 14 to 19-year-olds to study academic subjects through practical projects designed and delivered by employers.