studio schools

UTC and Studio School model funding agreement

Published by the Department on 24 January 2012 – click here. The main difference between this model agreement and that used for free schools appears to be that the curriculum must include provision for technical education and an emphasis on a particular subject area or areas: The curriculum provided by the Academy to pupils up…

Who looks at acanofworms?

I’m delighted that there have now been been over 10,00 views (setttling down to an average of about 1,000 a week) of this blog. Judging by who follows acanofworms on twitter, they come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, some pro academies, some anti academies and some just interested. Do all feel free…

How is a studio school set up?

In overall legal terms, they are ‘academies’ which are ‘additional schools’ so the set up should be as for free schools (also ‘additional academies’). See the post dealing with that.Tweet

What is a studio school?

The simple answer is – yet another kind of academy (it seems). The Department says this: “Studio Schools are an innovative new model of 14 to 19 year-old educational provision. They are small schools – typically with around 300 pupils – delivering mainstream qualifications through project based learning. Students work with local employers and a…