Green light for business-backed Southampton Studio School

Green light for business-backed Southampton Studio School

Southampton Studio School

Southampton Studio School

First published in Education Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Education Reporter

THE Government has given the go ahead for a business -backed studio school to open in Southampton .

The Southampton Studio School, sponsored by and based at City College Southampton, should now open in September next year.

Providing education for 300 teenagers between 14 and 19 years old, the school will offer students the chance to study for mainstream exams as well as getting hands on experience of business and industry.

Several major Hampshire employers have already signed up to back the project.

The Southampton school is one of 15 given the green light today by the Department for Education, and will be one of just 30 around the country to be up and running next year.

College bosses will now work out financial details over the funding of the studio school.

Lindsey Noble, Principal and CEO of City College, said: “We are delighted that our bid to establish Southampton Studio School has been successful.

“This new type of school will enable some young people to reach their potential in a way that helps them maintain their motivation.

“We are very excited to be part of this initiative which will give the opportunity to gain GCSE qualifications while getting vital work experience and employability skills.”

A series of open days will now be planned to provide parents and prospective students more information about exactly how the school will work

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5:17pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Poppy22 says...

About time this happened, though calling it a "studio" school will probably mean it attracts youngsters who think it's more media/performing arts related than business! Sadly, too high a proportion of youngsters think their future lies down this route rather than in the conventional world of work!
About time this happened, though calling it a "studio" school will probably mean it attracts youngsters who think it's more media/performing arts related than business! Sadly, too high a proportion of youngsters think their future lies down this route rather than in the conventional world of work! Poppy22
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9:35pm Wed 18 Jul 12

housewife says...

Great - in a few years there will be a school for 14 to 19 in Southampton.
That will still leave no provision in central Southampton for 11-14
and not a lot for those not of a media turn of thought at all.
POOR
Great - in a few years there will be a school for 14 to 19 in Southampton. That will still leave no provision in central Southampton for 11-14 and not a lot for those not of a media turn of thought at all. POOR housewife
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10:36pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Condor Man says...

Shades of the way things used to be- replace Studio for Technical and we have the return of the tripartite system. Who knows, perhaps one school will have the courage to become a Grammar School. It's what Southampton has been missing for the past 40 years.
Shades of the way things used to be- replace Studio for Technical and we have the return of the tripartite system. Who knows, perhaps one school will have the courage to become a Grammar School. It's what Southampton has been missing for the past 40 years. Condor Man
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11:29pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Georgem says...

housewife wrote:
Great - in a few years there will be a school for 14 to 19 in Southampton.
That will still leave no provision in central Southampton for 11-14
and not a lot for those not of a media turn of thought at all.
POOR
Worse, where's my flying car?
[quote][p][bold]housewife[/bold] wrote: Great - in a few years there will be a school for 14 to 19 in Southampton. That will still leave no provision in central Southampton for 11-14 and not a lot for those not of a media turn of thought at all. POOR[/p][/quote]Worse, where's my flying car? Georgem
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4:07pm Thu 19 Jul 12

southy says...

Georgem wrote:
housewife wrote:
Great - in a few years there will be a school for 14 to 19 in Southampton.
That will still leave no provision in central Southampton for 11-14
and not a lot for those not of a media turn of thought at all.
POOR
Worse, where's my flying car?
Privatey back business schools are ok till they start going bust, where will they find the money then.
Take a look at the few business schools in the USA and what happened when the backers went bankrupt. School closed leaving to kids in mid term no exams and no school to go to so they could carry on.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]housewife[/bold] wrote: Great - in a few years there will be a school for 14 to 19 in Southampton. That will still leave no provision in central Southampton for 11-14 and not a lot for those not of a media turn of thought at all. POOR[/p][/quote]Worse, where's my flying car?[/p][/quote]Privatey back business schools are ok till they start going bust, where will they find the money then. Take a look at the few business schools in the USA and what happened when the backers went bankrupt. School closed leaving to kids in mid term no exams and no school to go to so they could carry on. southy
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4:12pm Thu 19 Jul 12

Georgem says...

southy wrote:
Georgem wrote:
housewife wrote:
Great - in a few years there will be a school for 14 to 19 in Southampton.
That will still leave no provision in central Southampton for 11-14
and not a lot for those not of a media turn of thought at all.
POOR
Worse, where's my flying car?
Privatey back business schools are ok till they start going bust, where will they find the money then.
Take a look at the few business schools in the USA and what happened when the backers went bankrupt. School closed leaving to kids in mid term no exams and no school to go to so they could carry on.
What's that got to do with my flying car?

Were you right or wrong the other day when you claimed that Rahit Maryanda was a person?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]housewife[/bold] wrote: Great - in a few years there will be a school for 14 to 19 in Southampton. That will still leave no provision in central Southampton for 11-14 and not a lot for those not of a media turn of thought at all. POOR[/p][/quote]Worse, where's my flying car?[/p][/quote]Privatey back business schools are ok till they start going bust, where will they find the money then. Take a look at the few business schools in the USA and what happened when the backers went bankrupt. School closed leaving to kids in mid term no exams and no school to go to so they could carry on.[/p][/quote]What's that got to do with my flying car? Were you right or wrong the other day when you claimed that Rahit Maryanda was a person? Georgem
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