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Studio School Bid Update - April 2013

Sun, 2002-03-10 00:00

After completing our application to create a studio school in Peterlee, we're now awaiting the decision of the Department for Education (DfE) which we expect sometime in May.

Together with staff from The Academy at Shotton Hall and the local NHS, we attended an interview with the DfE yesterday as the final step in the process to apply to create a new studio school.

If approved a studio school would mean more choice for young people, from the Year 9, by creating a new type of school that offers work experience, work-based projects and both academic and vocational qualifications right across the curriculum. We’ve got plenty of local businesses backing our bid and we will find out in May whether we have been successful.

Fingers crossed!