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State-of-the-art Dorset Studio School offering specialist subjects to students
EDUCATION turns over a new leaf at a new school opening for secondary pupils in west Dorset.
Kingston Maurward College and the Thomas Hardye School have joined forces for the new Dorset Studio School.
The purpose built, state-of-the-art school will be based at the college campus in Dorchester.
The school will be for children aged between 13 and 19 of all abilities.
It will combine GCSEs in maths, English, sciences and ICT with qualifications in environmental and land-based sciences, alongside skills needed for employability and starting your own business.
Kingston Maurward principal Clare Davison said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people throughout Dorset to change the face of education and specialise in land-based subjects.
“The school will thrive on stimulating and active hands-on education with a focus on learning outside the classroom.”
Land-based employers will be instrumental in the school, having input into the curriculum and offering work-based learning opportunities to students to enrich their knowledge and maximise their skills.
Applications can be made from now until August 2014 via the schools admissions page at dorsetforyou.com.
There will also be a Dorset Studio School information point in Lower Bond Street, Weymouth, today from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Staff will provide potential students and their parents and carers with further information and expert advice.
It will include information about Studio School and the college’s courses, with presentations about the new school at 6pm and 7.30pm.
For more call 01305 215215 or visit dorsetstudioschool.co.uk
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