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.


Atrium Studio School in Ashburton will be giving young people the opportunity to meet their employers of the future at a very special careers event next month.

Octoberfest, on October 17th, is a chance for students to connect with some of the area’s leading employers, who are business partners of Atrium.

The event, held every year, will also have plenty of fun for younger children - there will be free pumpkin carvings ahead of Halloween, cake and food stalls, and arts and crafts.

Principal Sam Morcumb said: “Atrium is all about helping our young people be well-rounded individuals who employers want and who will succeed in the world of work”.

“Octoberfest is a chance for Atrium to showcase itself, our strength in creativity and STEM subjects, and to bring together industry and our students. It’s a great event which has real value to business and to young people equally. We are keen to invite our local community to see form themselves why one of our parents recently emailed us:

‘For the first time in years he is happy, positive and engaged with school and he wants to tell us about his day and what he has achieved’.”

Octoberfest is on 17th October between 3.30pm and 6.30pm at Atrium Studio School in Balland Lane, Ashburton. There is no need to sign up and all are welcome. For more information, please call 01364 655399.

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.