Welcome to Atrium Studio School
A brand new Studio School for students in Years 9-13 specialising in the Built Environment – the first of its kind in the South West. Opened in 2015 in an architect-designed building, Atrium Studio provides a stand-out education for students aspiring to professional careers in areas including Architecture, Interior Design, Ecology, Structural Engineering, Surveying and Planning.
Tours of our school - Mondays 9 am - 11 am
Please e-mail or telephone to arrange an appointment
Welcome to Atrium Studio
Matt Messias was delighted on behalf of the School and Governors to accept the ‘Leadership and People Development Award’ at the 2016 South West Built Environment Award ceremony held recently at the Bristol Marriot Hotel.
We were recognised for providing ‘outstanding education’ for students aspiring to professional careers in the Built Environment Industries
Student benefits from attending the Atrium
- Modern learning environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration. Atrium’s state-of-the-art facilities are accessed via a dynamic mix of break-out spaces and studio rooms. Shared facilities with South Dartmoor Community College, plus full use of Ashmoor Sports Centre, provides students with everything they need to make the most of their opportunities.
- Small class sizes.
- Academic rigour (10 GCSEs at Key Stage 4, and a full suite of A levels and industry relevant Level 3 qualifications at Key Stage 5).
- Authentic and meaningful work experience opportunities.
- The extended school day runs until 5.30 pm, providing students with the opportunity to access support with their home-learning from personal coaches, intervention from subject specialists, and an enrichment programme that includes sporting activities, further qualifications (eg GCSE Mandarin), clubs and practical workshops.
PRINCIPALS MESSAGE - Newsletter Issue 21
One of my favourite ‘easy read’ books is ‘Rhinoceros Success’ by Scott Alexander. It claims to unlock the secret to charging full speed towards every opportunity! Rhinos are passionate, intense and focused. Rhinos are able to see where they want to go and start charging, knocking down any obstacles that get in their way. Rhinos get things done. Whilst we do not want students snorting furiously, stampeding around the school smashing into tables and knocking over other students and staff, we do encourage them to take risks, develop leadership qualities, take the initiative and focus on everything required to become a success.
One way that we do this is through our project based learning approach within many subjects, where students learn to problem-solve and deal with real-life scenarios. We also do not allow students to ‘graze’- no milling around, watching life pass them by, and hoping that their mediocrity will not be noticed. When students do underachieve in subjects, teachers often provide opportunities for them to improve their learning and understanding via intervention and support sessions. A number of students improved their recent Maths test result after lunchtime support sessions, and students in English will be given a similar opportunity. We hope that you will continue to support us in our endeavours to enable your children to get the best possible examination results that they can; providing them with a springboard to future success in whatever careers they choose. Success is not easy - it requires lots of hard work, adaptable thinking, desire and persistence. Let us charge forward together through the jungle like a Rhino, overcoming problems, running full speed into opportunities! All charging together.
October 2016 Work Placements
It was good for my son and he was delighted to be offered work part time when he is 16, 2nd Nov 2016 5:47 PM. ....Read More