judged by Ofsted to be ‘Good’ (with ‘Outstanding’ features).
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.
Atrium Students Succeed In STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Subjects
It was a pleasure for us to see our students receiving their GCSE results this year. Not least of all because it was Atrium’s first cohort of GCSE students!
Throughout their time here, our students - although small in number - have seen significant success: including Regional Finalists in the ‘National Science and Engineering Competition’, ‘Enterprising Young Devon Awards’ and ‘Young Engineer of the Year, South West’.
GCSE Results Day was no exception, as the STEM subjects (a specialism of the school) saw an 80% pass rate in Maths, 85% in Chemistry, 90% in Physics and 95% in Biology. DEC! (Design Engineer Construct!) is the school’s core subject, and we’re proud to report a 97% A* - C success rate!
“It is so rewarding to see our students achieving the results for which they have worked incredibly hard. They have previously demonstrated their courage by enrolling in a new school, as well as their ongoing commitment to learning”, said Sam Morcumb, Atrium’s Acting Principal.
Staff were on hand to support the students as they opened their results, guiding them towards career opportunities and future pathways.
“We are able to offer unique, bespoke career advice to all our students and are particularly grateful to Careers South West, Building Plymouth, and indeed all our industry partners, who helped to ensure Results Day was so successful,” continued Sam.
Atrium is now looking to continue and build on this success, as the next cohort prepare for their summer exams.
Atrium Studio School 6th Form Students Celebrating
Atrium studio school 6th form students are celebrating 100% pass rate at A level and level 3 for second year running!
Atriums core subjects Design Engineer Construct! & Graphics achieved a fantastic 100% A*~B with a brilliant 75% A*~C over all!
Jared Baldwin Head of 6th Form - “I’m delighted for and very proud of all of our Year 13 students (and their teachers!) Their hard work and commitment has been rewarded by a great set of results - I want to wish them all well for the future, be it University, Employment or travelling.”
Welcome to Atrium Studio
Applications for future Year 9 and Year 12 students are now open to those currently in Year 8 and Year 11, so please get in touch today to find out more.
In 2016 we received the ‘Leadership and People Development Award’ at the South West Built Environment Awards. We were also 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, provide 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. This provides 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.