Welcome to Atrium Studio School, situated in Ashburton

Our Mission

At Atrium Studio, our mission is to prepare our students for successful, fulfilling careers in the Built Environment and Creative industries (Architecture, Surveying & Planning, Engineering, Town Planning, Ecology, Design, Photography and Media). We want them to flourish in a constantly-changing world; equipped with all the necessary academic, practical and social skills.


Our vision is for a forward thinking, inspiring and enriching school, where students are respected as individuals (no "conveyor belt" approach at Atrium!) and have personally-tailored learning plans delivered by enthusiastic and knowledgeable teaching staff.  We work hard to create a climate where success is celebrated, students feel valued, and love their learning.

However, learning can sometimes be serious business - so we like to balance things out by ensuring that Atrium Studio is a fun, as well as educational, environment.

Principals Message

“ Now is the best time to start becoming the person we want to be” D. Uchdorf

Many parents, carers, family and friends of our current Years 11 and 13 students look upon this year with excitement and apprehension. As the exams will soon be upon us, our students have the opportunity to participate in ‘revision and support’ preparation sessions.  This is a landmark year for many of them. As they prepare to leave school for apprenticeships, degrees or employment, there is a sense that the countdown has begun. We will be supporting them by offering independent career advice, workshops and final opportunities for work experience placements, in which I would encourage students to participate; particularly those looking to secure apprenticeships with our partner employers...[more]

London Bright energy Idea

Year 9 students crowned winners of national schools’ science competition

This term, three of our year nine students – Manu, Torin and Marlon  – have fought off tough competition from hundreds of schools across the UK to win the school £5,000 and be crowned national winners of Shell’s, The Bright Ideas Challenge.

This cross-curricular schools’ competition invites teams of students to come up with innovative solutions that could one day power our future cities.

By 2070, it’s estimated there will be around 10 billion people on the planet, with demand for energy set to double. Therefore, it is essential that we find new ways to produce more sustainable energy. This year, the Bright Ideas Challenge tasked students to use their STEM knowledge and problem-solving skills to imagine innovative solutions for making future cities clean, efficient, vibrant places to live, work and play.