New Starter Hub
This is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know before starting with us in September 2021.
Click the buttons below for the different sections of our New Starters’ Information Hub. We’ll keep updating these pages so please check regularly to see the very latest information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for then please contact our Admissions Team via email at [email protected]
Covid-19 Testing for all Secondary School Students
You may will have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is an essential part of the return to the new school year. We will be using the COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’, which are the ones used by schools throughout last year. The Department for Education are therefore requesting that all young people take part in a testing process as they return to school.
Along with the other protective measures we are taking, these tests will help staff and students to remain in school safely. Up to one third of people who have coronavirus experience no symptoms. By testing we will help to stop the virus spread and help to keep our school open as safely as possible. The test is voluntary, but I would encourage everyone to take it.
I think it is pretty normal to feel a bit anxious at this stage about moving on to a new school. So this pack has lots of info that will help you to prepare for September. I think it is really important to remember that you are doing something amazing, you have made a decision to follow your passion and are willing to risk moving away from your comfort zone to achieve it. To me, that already means you are a step ahead of many other students your age, and exactly the sort of candidate that our business and university partners will be looking to work with in the future.
Your first couple of weeks might feel a bit strange. You will be joining a professional environment that will not feel like school. Remember everyone is in the same position as you, making new friends, finding their way around and getting used to a new timetable with new lessons and new teachers. In a matter of weeks this will all be normal and you will have settled into The Studio and will be allowing your passions to grow. Keep talking to us, we are all in this together and the team at The Studio are ready to support you and ensure The Studio is all you expected it to be.
We can’t wait to welcome you,
Jill Davies, Principal
We have coordinated a new approach to our enrolment days so you can complete the process online to help you stay safe and prevent large numbers of people from having to travel to our building.
We will be in touch to give you all the details nearer the time, but please do be reassured that this is one less thing for you and your parents to be worried about right now. We will also have teams of staff available in the building on our enrolment and GCSE results days to support you if you have queries about completing the enrolment process, entry requirements, subject choices, learning support and to make sure your timetable and student files are all set up and ready to go for September.