Frome Road, Bath, Somerset BA2 5RF
Tel: 01225 831 933
Autumn Term: 1st September-15 December 2017
Spring Term: 2nd January- 23rd March 2018
Summer Term: 9th April-23rd July 2018
Age of pupils: 14-19
Number of pupils: Maximum of 300 students
Day fees: NA
Religious denomination: NA
The curriculum: This is a Digital Media and Film academy specialising in industry and design skills with state of the art facilities. It provides a range of A Level, GCSE & BTEC qualifications through innovative subjects such as Games Design, Digital Media, Photography, Business Enterprise, TV and Film and more. The small class sizes, industry links and sense of community provides an exciting hub for learning and developing technical skills. Bath Studio School has the best results in Bath for 6th form Photography and many of its students go on to university or apprenticeships within established creative companies. The latest Ofsted inspection said that students are “taught well, enjoy their experience and achieve good academic outcomes.” “Good 6th form provision” (Ofsted 2017)
Extra Curricular Activities: Aside from the state of the art facilities and the creative curriculum, work experience is a key part of studio school’s educational model. BSS supports students by finding internships at major establishments such as the BBC, Future Publishing and children’s digital media company, Complete Control.
As part of its commitment to help students reach their full potential, the school offers a range of activities, trips and industry expert seminars. Guests such as Stephen Dixon from Sky News, EMMY award winning Michael Pitts from Blue Planet and Olympian Jason Gardener have given students the opportunity to gain valuable first-hand experience.
Bath Studio School provides a range of educational trips abroad to production studios, art galleries, university events, and much more. Students also attend workshops such as Hauser and Wirth to work with experienced artists. Students also have the opportunity of performing at a range of venues around Bath and the UK. The trips vary each year and BSS strive to deliver an engaging program that is accessible to all students.
Pastoral Care: Bath Studio School strives to give young people the opportunity to shine based on their real interests, passions and future goals. Staff have excellent relationships with students based on mutual respect, the tutors and pastoral team assist students with individual learning plans. It has a mentor system which is run by the 6th form prefect team to provide support and ensure every student feels part of the community.
Name of Principal: Mr C Cattanach
Outstanding Characteristics: A school with state of the art facilities including TV and Photography studios, industry links, small class sizes and a good sense of community, public exhibitions to demonstrate the industry-standard work. An exciting innovative hub for learning and developing creative and technical skills which offers a real choice and alternative to existing provision. Bath Studio School breaks down the artificial barriers between school and the workplace and creates future leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.