• Allow UTCs and studio schools to select pupils, argues Toby Young

    University technical colleges and studio schools should be allowed to select pupils on the basis of aptitude, a controversial new report authored by Toby Young has argued. Furthermore, such a move would be legal and would only require a change in policy, according to ‘Technically gifted: How selection can save technical and vocational education’, published

    0.01 Aug. 15th, 2018 | News

  • Two Stoke studio schools will shut down

    Two studio schools in Stoke-on-Trent will close by next summer amid dire problems with recruiting students. Stoke-on-Trent Studio College for Construction and the Built Environment (CaBE) will close this August, while its sister college for Manufacturing and Design Excellence (MaDE) will close the following year. These are the 25th and 26th of this type of

    11.30 Jun. 12th, 2018 | News

  • Studio schools to cut ties with FE colleges

    The controversial studio schools programme has announced a dramatic shift in focus after the tally of those closed or due to do so rose to 24. Studio schools, small 14-to-19 technical institutions which are seen by many as unwelcome competition to more established general FE and sixth-form colleges, will now be incorporated into multi-academy trusts,

    10.00 May. 5th, 2018 | News

  • Fifteenth studio school set to close out of 36 nationwide

    Another studio school is reported to be shutting its doors, making it the 15th of its kind to close and leaving just 35 open. Future Tech Studio School in Warrington, sponsored by Warrington Collegiate, will close at the end of the academic year, according to reports in the Warrington Guardian. The decision to close is

    18.12 Mar. 2nd, 2017 | News