A studio school with a holistic curriculum

Welcome to Studio West

“At Studio West we put students at the centre of everything we do.”

Welcome from the Principal

At Studio West we put students at the centre of everything we do. We strive each day to provide a wealth of academic and extra-curricular opportunities, so our young people grow into successful students who achieve well and socially responsible and caring citizens, who make a difference to this wonderful community. As a studio school, our holistic curriculum, which includes links with local business partners, provides opportunities for students to develop and apply a range of skills, including teamwork, critical thinking and broader life skills.

Studio West is a high performing studio school with a curriculum intent that ensures students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in life. In 2019 Ofsted judged Studio West to be good and under Northern Leaders Trust, the school has continued to improve even further. Students of all abilities can thrive in this exciting learning environment, which nurtures their aspiration and improves their life chances, with high expectations and a good quality of education. Students move on from Studio West with an ability to help shape and contribute to their modern era as confident, able and well-rounded individuals.

I am very proud to be leading Studio West, where every day we work together to lead with integrity, kindness and inclusiveness.

Craig Knowles | Principal

“We are very proud of our school and are especially proud of our inspiring students.”

Welcome from the Executive Principal

It is with tremendous pride that I introduce myself as the Executive Principal of Studio West and share with you some information about our fantastic school and the amazing students and staff who make it so special. I feel very privileged to be supporting Mr Knowles, the Leadership Team and all of our staff in leading this brilliant school; all of us are determined to see Studio West continue to go from strength to strength and also continue to make a positive difference to the young people that we serve.

Everyone here believes in the potential of each individual student. Every single student is given opportunities to develop both academically and socially, in a safe, inclusive and positive environment. We have an unshakable belief that every child can achieve and I am extremely honoured to lead a school where everyone is constantly working together, to allow our students to fulfil their potential.

We are a very student centred school that is proud to be part of Northern Leaders Trust and the decisions that are made at both Trust and School level, are all made in the best interests of the students. Staff are highly skilled and passionate about providing high-quality education and to ensure our students have the best possible chances of success both while at school and in the future.

Along with a wealth of academic opportunities, our learners benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These are designed to help them grow into socially responsible and caring citizens.

It is incredibly important to us that our students can be the very best possible version of themselves and we work with all of our students to ensure they have the best possible outcomes and also the best possible character, to allow this to happen. We are driven to enable all of our students to be individuals, who can make a positive contribution to their local and wider communities.

We are very proud of our school and are especially proud of our inspiring students. Please feel free to visit us at any time and see our wonderful school for yourself.

I hope that you enjoy exploring our website – please contact us if you require any further information.

Very best wishes,

Mr Gordon | Executive Principal

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