Post 16

Welcome from the Principal

Vision, Values and Ethos

In September 2022, Studio West will once again open its doors to Post 16 students. Building work has already started on our dedicated and specialist sixth form area. This unique space will provide our sixth form students with state-of-the-art facilities which will give them the perfect mixture of an adult environment and a college type atmosphere. This will enhance their role and status in the general school as role models and school ambassadors.

What Ofsted said about our sixth form...

“Students in the sixth form make good progress in their subjects.”

“Students benefit from a board range of academic and vocational pathways that match their career aims.”

“Teachers have strong subject knowledge and experience.”

Your Opportunities...

Combining academic and vocational-based learning, our students will gain vital skills and experiences for life. Our strong teaching, excellent guidance, and outstanding pastoral care will provide you with the highest opportunity to succeed. You will have access to a specialist team of staff with vast and dedicated post-16 skills and experience. You will also experience ‘Learning that Connects’ by following our work-related programme. This unique feature of Studio West will allow you to participate and experience the world of work every week in an area which is career-related to you personally. This will enable you to plan and shape your future.


Our Guarantee to you...

The next steps in your educational journey are both exciting and important. We strongly believe that we can offer you the best sixth form experience. Studio West has a unique post-16 curriculum offer which will help us to deliver a range of courses to meet all students’ needs. By offering subjects across the West of Newcastle, and working collaboratively with other educational providers and employers, we will be able to provide a tailored curriculum for every young person.

We aim to offer ALL our students:

  • Broad and balanced curriculum offer

  • Qualifications that will allow you to transition to EMPLOYMENT, HIGHER EDUCATION, FURTHER TRAINING or APPRENTICESHIPS

  • A bespoke experience around career-related learning through projects and work placements: LEARNING THAT CONNECTS!

  • Develop new skills and greater confidence and self-awareness of your place and worth within society

  • Foster a deep love of learning based around knowledge, skills, attributes and experiences

Remember, our staff are always available and ready help you. Good luck with your summer GCSE examinations and aim high – you're very special young people!

If you would like a copy of our Post 16 Prospectus, please contact the School Office on 0191 4813710.  An electronic copy can be viewed here.

Please download our enrolment form here. For all enquiries about sixth form please contact Mr. N Mills (Head of Sixth) at