Why "Studio" School?

The name ‘Studio School’ comes from the concept of the Renaissance studio, prevalent in Europe from around 1400 to 1700, where working and learning were integrated. Students were taught by an experienced master in the same workshop in which the master created and produced his work. Artists and inventors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo all learnt their trade and eventually taught in a studio setting.

Our goal is to take this older tradition and apply it to the 21st Century, creating schools in which students progress in academic and vocational subjects through experience of real work. This practice has already been adopted in medicine, law and other fields. There is strong evidence that by bringing working and learning together students will perform better, and be better prepared for their working life.