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About Studio School and Sixth

Established in 2013 and located on the edge of Walsall Town Centre, Studio School and Sixth is a unique school that offers high-quality academic and vocational curriculum to 14–19-year-olds across the Black Country.

Students choose to join our school in year 10 (expanding their opportunity to study a personalised set of KS4 GCSE and vocational options) or in year 12 (choosing to immerse themselves in one of our specialist pathways); creating a community of likeminded young professionals who are keen to express their aptitude, aspiration, and passion for ‘what we do’.

As a working studio, our students benefit from:

  • Hands-on experience: Students gain practical experience by working on authentic projects alongside experienced teachers and industry professionals.
  • Relevant education: Our curriculum is tailored to the creative, health and digital industries, providing students with the skills and knowledge that are relevant and in-demand.
  • Industry connections: Students build relationships with a wide range of industry professionals, adding true value to their learning experience and future job opportunities.
  • Access to equipment and resources: As a studio, students have access to a wide range of equipment and resources to support learning and enhance skills.
  • Career preparation: By working in a real-world environment, students better prepare themselves for careers in their field and understand the expectations and demands of their chosen profession.

By having the opportunity to study with us at the beginning of their year 10 or 12 journey, students develop a competitive advantage for the following reasons:

  • Personalised approach: Although able, not all students want to be limited by traditional EBacc subjects, and would prefer a choice to select a personalised range of option choices.
  • Balanced education: By promoting the benefits of strong academic, vocational and personal curriculums, students follow a balanced educational approach that prepares them for a variety of careers.
  • Career focus: Our specialist approach allows students to develop skills and knowledge in their chosen field and gain a better understanding of their future career options.
  • Early specialisation: By choosing to study at a specialist school at the end of year 9, students can start specialising in their chosen field earlier, which can give them a competitive advantage.