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1 Welcome to the Hyndburn Studio School

2 Hyndburn Studio School A unique and exciting opportunity for year olds in Hyndburn Excellent standards of academic and vocational education, combined with real work The first of its kind in Lancashire

3 Hyndburn Studio School A partnership between Accrington and Rossendale College and Rhyddings Business Enterprise School St Christopher’s C of E High School also supporting Supports local priorities to: -Raise aspiration and achievement -Tackle the challenges of skills shortages Located at Waterside in centre of Accrington

4 Studio Schools Nationally Field trials outstanding results First 2 opened more opened to open Sept 2012 Hyndburn – first in Lancashire

5 What is a Studio School? “ …a new state school model for 14 to 19 year olds of all abilities... Which seeks to address the growing gap between what young people require to succeed in life and the skills that the current education system provides”

6 2 Key Issues Employers find it difficult to recruit young people who are `work ready` Some young people `grow out of` school, often around the age of 14, and do not achieve their full potential in school

7 Our Ambition All our students will graduate from the Hyndburn Studio School with the skills, confidence, experience and qualifications that will ensure they thrive and succeed in work and the adult world All our students will achieve their full potential and be the best they can be

8 Features of Our School Small school Students of all abilities Personalised learning programmes Personal coach Key qualifications Practical learning through projects Enterprise and employability skills Real work

9 A Business-Like Environment 9am to 5pm Working Day 13 weeks annual leave, to be negotiated and booked Business Dress

10 Our Curriculum

11 Vocational Pathways Business & Finance Media & Marketing Sport, Leisure, Hospitality & Catering Automotive Technologies

12 Additional Specialist Qualifications Available as options within personalised learning programmes (examples): AAT Accounting Resort Representatives Sport Coaching Fitness Instructor Hybrid Vehicles Media Photography Additional GCSE Subjects A Level Subjects post -16

13 Different Ways of Learning Practical projects, linked to a chosen career pathway Vocational workshops in a chosen subject Subject specific GCSE classes to prepare for exams One to one and small group coaching sessions Supported homework sessions Learning at work – work placement

14 Our Employer Partners

15 More than just studying …. Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme Volunteering opportunities Student council and ambassador programme Young Rotary and Chamber of Commerce A wide range of sporting and creative activities

16 Who is it for? Young people age of all abilities who: May not reach their full potential in a traditional school environment Could achieve A, B, or C grades at GCSE, but likely to underachieve in school Want a mix of GCSE and vocational learning Thrive in a practical, hands on learning environment Have a specific career pathway in mind Are ready for a more adult learning environment

17 Where Next? Apprenticeship University Further Education & Training Employment Hyndburn Studio School

18 A Typical Studio School Student Shows enterprise and creativity Prefers and excels at active, project based learning Shows a commitment to the community Has aspirations to achieve and progress Is willing to work hard Can manage themselves effectively Wants to contribute and make a difference Wants to be the best they possibly can be

19 Applications School opens September places in year 10 (age 14) 50 places in sixth form (age 16) Prospectus and application form available January 2012

20 Statutory Consultation February and March 2012 Opportunity to shape the school Ensure it meets local needs Please contribute! Consultation link on our website

21 Further Information Visit our website or Studio School Trust Website

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