The Bath Studio School offers inspirational education in Bath for years 10–13. There are currently spaces available for September and all are welcome to go and tour the school at any time.
It is a digital media and film academy specialising in industry and design skills with state of the art facilities. It provides a range of innovative subjects such as games design, digital media, photography, business enterprise, TV and film taught by industry leaders using state of the art recording studios and facilities. The small class sizes, industry links and sense of community provide an exciting hub for learning and developing technical skills.
Its latest Ofsted inspection said that students are “taught well, enjoy their experience and achieve good academic outcomes.” “Good 6th form provision” (Ofsted 2017)
- State of the art facilities including a TV and photography studio
- Games design, digital media, photography, business enterprise, TV and film and more
- Industry links, small class sizes and good sense of community
- Exciting innovative hub for learning and developing creative and technical skills.
- A Level, GCSE and BTEC qualification
The Bath Studio School offers a real choice and alternative to existing provision, breaks down the artificial barriers between school and the workplace and gives young people the opportunity to shine based on their real interests, passions and future goals. It gives local employers the employees they need to succeed: young people with the relevant workplace ethic, culture of ambition, skills, knowledge and enterprise experience and creates future leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
A Sixth Form student, Grace says “Once in a life time opportunity is how I would describe my time at Bath Studio School (BSS) a digital media and film academy for 14-19 year olds. Aside from the state of the art filming and photography facilities and the creative curriculum, work experience is a key part of studio school educational model. BSS support students by finding internships at major establishments such as the children’s digital media company, Complete Control (CC). I was extremely lucky to get offered a work experience placement within CC. Companies as successful as this, open doors to experiences like working alongside the BBC’s children’s creative director, Liz Leakey. This has taken my creativity to an entirely new level, by taking education further than the classroom.
Creativity is what we do really reflects the ethos of our school. This encompasses everything from the curriculum to wider school life and enrichment. Personally for me, I love everything about the school and it genuinely has offered me once in a lifetime opportunities.”
The Bath Studio School is a new type of school which will provide students not only with high quality qualifications but the key employability skills to set them up for life. In the current economic climate, getting a good education is no guarantee of employment and the Studio School model has been designed around learning in a practical way on real projects and gaining the right skills valued by employers. Students also experience a wide range of extra-curricular activities in addition to academic and vocational qualifications.