Education Secretary Michael Gove has approved the opening of 15 new Studio Schools - including three in our region.
Studio Schools are set up with the backing of employers, and are a key part of the Government's drive to ensure the education system gives school leavers the skills that business needs to grow and prosper.
They offer academic and vocational qualifications but teach them in a practical way, combining study with work placements.
Projects approved for the Anglia region include:
The Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering in Stevenage, Hertfordshire,
The New Campus Basildon Studio School and the Tendring Enterprise Studio School.
More information on the Studio School project is available here.