Broad and balanced

Our curriculum

Equipping our young people for the next stages of their lives.

Statement of intent

Curriculum is at the heart of our thinking at Studio West. A great deal of consideration goes in to deciding what knowledge and skills we teach our students, the order in which we teach them, and how we teach them in order for students to best retain them over time.

Our broad curriculum has been designed to best equip our young people for the next stages of their lives after leaving our school. Our goals are simple: we want all our students to gain excellent qualifications, lead happy, healthy and successful lives and to be positive contributors to the local and global communities.

As a studio school we aim to provide our students with opportunities to develop practical work place skills alongside their academic studies.  Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 have the opportunity of a two-week work place placement. 

Our Curriculum Overview document details our curriculum rationale and the student learning experience at Studio West.

If you would like to know more about any aspect of our curriculum offer, please contact Mr Noel Stoddart (Director of Curriculum, Northern Leaders Trust).


If you would like to find out more about Studio West, please take a look at our Prospectus.

Options at Key Stage 4

The options available to students for Key Stage 4 in Years 10 and 11 are shown in this booklet. You can also find out more about our subjects here.

Independent Learning Projects

Students at Studio West are issued a booklet for each term to work through independently at home. These can be found here:

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