Atrium Studio

Welcome to Atrium Studio

An award winning school and

judged by Ofsted to be ‘Good’ (with ‘Outstanding’ features).

Please click here to view our recent Ofsted results

A 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. 

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.  
  • 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 5.00 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.

Acting Principal's Message

What a fantastic term we have had!

We have enjoyed sharing the success of 6th Form students with parents and universities while holding Parents Evenings and completed UCAS applications. We also held an Open Evening, when prospective students and their families had the opportunity to look around Atrium; meeting teachers and our students after school hours. We also saw Years 10 and 11 students undertake their work experience placements! Our providers ranged from SMEs to large global companies, and we look forward to sharing their feedback in the next issue. Much of the background funding for this employer engagement comes from the generous CITB and DCT. We are extremely fortunate to have their ongoing support, both financial and in other ways. ...[more]

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. [...more]

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Parents' View

“My son is so happy at Atrium and has responded so well to the small class sizes and more personal approach. He really loves it, and I’m thrilled to see such a change in him.”.   ....Read  More

Work Placements

It was good for my son and he was delighted to be offered work part time when he is 16.  ....Read More

Industry Links

“I liked the way we could look at thinking ‘outside the box’. They appear to enjoy their work and also have a great area for creative activity.”  ....Read More