Year 9 Admissions Consultation
The Trustees of Northern Schools Trust are consulting relevant stakeholders and partners on a proposed change to its admissions arrangements for The Studio School. The proposal is to admit additional Year 9 students to the UTC from September 2022.
Currently The Studio recruits up to 75 students into Year 10 (aged 14) plus a small number of Year 9 students who show a particular talent for the specialism, as well as recruiting to the 6th Form, from across a wide region including 6 local authorities. The proposal is to recruit up to 60 students at age 13 (the start of Year 9) and to recruit a further 20 students at age 14 (the start of Year 10).
In compliance with the requirements for such a proposal, a minimum period of six weeks will elapse before the consultation period closes at 5pm on 1st September 2021
In order to make your views known, please write to:
Consultations on Admissions September 2022
c/o Clerk to the Governing Body
The Studio School
Greenland Street, L1 0BS
There are significant educational advantages for students starting earlier and this has been demonstrated in the progress of our gifted and talented Year 9 cohort and from other UTCs and Studio Schools around the country:
- Students arriving into Year 10 at The Studio have five terms before their GCSE exams and an additional three terms with us will mean that they are better prepared for this important phase of their education.
- It will allow them to sample specialist areas which are new to them before choosing option subjects in Year 10.
- Students will have time to settle into The Studio and teachers will have longer to assess their starting points and ensure a consistency of academic subject coverage before starting GCSE content.
- They will also be introduced earlier to the workplace skills and careers opportunities which mean that they are better informed and more focused when it comes to post-16 career routes.
Further details on the proposal and the proposed admissions policy are available to download below.
Read the proposed Admissions Policy [LINK]
Read letter to Parents/ Carers and Stakeholders [LINK]