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Studio schools and university technical colleges for 14 to 19-year-olds

Studio schools and university technical colleges for 14 to 19 year olds

Studio schools and university technical colleges are new types of schools for 14 to 19 year olds which offer practical learning combined with academic study.

If you have a child due to move into year 10 in September 2019 you can apply for a place at a Studio School or University Technical College instead of staying at their current school. 

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are set up by universities and businesses and specialise in one or two technical subjects. At GCSE they offer a similar curriculum to a typical 11 to 18 secondary school. They were set up to encourage young people to study technical subjects and sciences and give them the opportunity to learn the skills that employers are looking for.

Studio Schools are similar to UTCs in that they have employer involvement in the curriculum and focus on developing skills needed for employment, involving personal coaching and work experience, alongside a similar curriculum to a typical 11 to 18 secondary school.

Several studio schools and university technical colleges have opened near Bristol and are listed below. You can apply for a place if you live in Bristol.

Read the information about UTC and Studio school on page 66 in the guide for parents and carers on applying for a secondary school place for 2019/20 (pdf, 11.2MB) (opens new window) .

How to apply for a place

If you live in Bristol and want to apply to the Digitech Studio School

Applications made after the closing date of midnight on Wednesday 31 October 2018, will be processed after  Friday 1 March 2019.

Online

Apply to Digitech Studio School

If you're applying online you'll need to register for an account on our new online admissions system to apply for a school or college place.  

Other ways to apply

Fill out and return the application form (word doc, 56KB) (opens new window)  to Bristol City Council 

We'll write to you on Friday 1 March 2019 to tell you if you have a place.

For all other studio schools or UTC apply direct to the school or college. See their websites for how to apply . 

South Gloucestershire

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

For details of open events see the Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy website.  Call or email the school to book your place giving the prospective student's name, contact number and preferred date.

New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SF

call:      0117 983 8080

email:  admissions@bteacademy.co.uk

visit:     www.bteacademy.co.uk

Digitech Studio School

Tower Road North, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8XQ

call:     0117 992 7100

email: info@digitechstudioschool.co.uk

visit:    www.digitechstudioschool.co.uk

Bath and North East Somerset

The Mendip Studio School

Knobsbury Lane, Writhlington, Radstock, BA2 2NQ

call:     01761 438 557

email: enquiries@mendipstudioschool.org.uk

visit:    www.mendipstudioschool.org.uk

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Studio School

68 Bath Road,Keynsham,Bristol, BS31 1SP

call:     0117 916 1025

email: enquiries@theikbstudioschool.org.uk

visit:    www.theikbstudioschool.org.uk/

The Bath Studio School

Frome Road, Bath BA2 5RF

call:     01225 831 933

email: info@thebathstudioschool.org.uk

visit:     www.thebathstudioschool.org.uk

Gloucester

SGS Berkeley Green UTC 

For open days see SGS Berkely Green website for details.

Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park, Berkeley, GL13 9FB

call:      0800 470 1516

email:  office@berkeleygreenutc.org.uk

visit: www.berkeleygreenutc.org.uk