Studio@Deyes, Liverpool’s newest state-of-the-art Studio School, has welcomed its first cohort of young professionals through its doors on Wavertree Technology Park. Specialising in Business, Fashion and Engineering, the Studio offers courses for students aged 14-19 years.
Studio@Deyes officially opened its doors to students on Monday 5th September, all of whom enjoyed their first week being inducted into studio life. Studio Schools are a new type of state school for students of all abilities, offering an innovative way for students to gain employability skills whilst studying professional qualifications needed to succeed in education, work and life.
Studio@Deyes are working with notable regional and national businesses, such as Barclays, Merseytravel, Draw & Code, The Leather Satchel Co and Willmott Dixon, all of which are working with the studio’s curriculum to address the individual academic, social and emotional progress of every student.
The studio’s mix of academic and vocational courses allows students to access GCSE and A-Level qualifications alongside industry standard qualifications allowing progression to higher education or into industry.
This forward-thinking school, with impressive sixth form facilities, focuses on academic achievement and personal development through Project Based Learning and Work Placements, working closely with employers. This form of learning impacts on the daily learning experienced by the students.
When students arrive at Studio@Deyes they are treated like young professionals in a business environment and learn in a hi-tech building that is home to large open plan business suites, an art and design space and fully equipped engineering workshops.
Studio@Deyes Headteacher, Dean Lythgoe said of the first day:
“Seeing the students enter the school on the first day made the years of work getting the school off the ground worthwhile. Welcoming students and staff to such a wonderful building was a privilege. We are looking forward to creating an outstanding school that will offer the young people of Merseyside a distinctive opportunity.”
Studio@Deyes is the newest addition to the Lydiate Learning Trust, whose lead school is Deyes High School in Maghull. Lydiate Learning Trust works with schools and academies across the region to raise the standards of education and ensure that every young person has the opportunity to flourish and, most importantly, fulfil their potential.
Ann Stahler, Executive Headteacher of the Lydiate Learning Trust said:
Studio@Deyes is an outstanding addition to the options for 14-19 year olds in the Liverpool City Region. We have worked with local and national employers to develop a curriculum that is directly focused on the growth sectors of our city. This means our students will leave fully equipped with the qualifications and skills to go on to be successful leaders in Liverpool and beyond.
New Studio@Deyes student Charlotte said:
“I came to Studio@Deyes because they offered me the best option choices for my engineering specialism. Studio@Deyes is different from my old school because here I am treated like a young professional.”
If you would like to find out more about the studio, or you are interested in applying for a place at Studio@Deyes, visit the website www.studio-deyes.co.uk or contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org. The school is still accepting Year 12 applications so apply online today and secure your place.