Connecting education with employment

Delivered by The Ockendon Academy, located in Thurrock and open to all.

What is a ‘Studio School’?

The term ‘Studio School’ comes from the concept of the Renaissance studio. This is where working and learning were integrated.

What we offer

A range of academic qualifications (A-levels and BTECs) in addition to work-based training such as first aid, health and safety and World Host customer service. All of which is tailored to your chosen career and supported by your own personal coach, who will guide you and help you get to where you want to be.

What you gain

You will gain everything you need to flourish in life from employability to emotional intelligence. You will have the option to go on to university, further training and into employment. Our work experience programme is an integral part of what we do. Partnering with both local and global employers such as Barclays, we are able to offer work placements directly linked to employment opportunities, giving you a step on the ladder to your chosen career.

What we do differently 

Studio Schools pioneer a bold new approach which includes teaching through enterprise projects and real work. Studio Schools are also small and feel more like a workplace than a school.