What makes the school different?

Plymouth Studio School is a new type of state school for 14 to 19 year olds offering an innovative new approach to learning.

Plymouth Studio School offers a unique new learning environment for those looking to combine academic excellence with a focus on sporting achievement and careers in sport.

We offer a combination of GCSEs, A levels and BTEC qualifications combined with specialist pathways in Sports Performance and Sports Development & Coaching.

Our Sports Performance Programme is designed to develop young athletes and help them fulfil their full potential - giving them a chance to combine their sporting achievements and training with academic excellence and a variety of career paths.

Our Sports Development & Coaching pathway is aimed at those looking to develop careers in sport, including coaching, sports therapy, strength and conditioning, sports science, sports psychology, sports performance management and teaching sport.

For non-sports students, our Professional route allows students to study for their traditional academic qualifications in a motivating and stimulating environment.

Our focus is on excellence in teaching and learning across the range of academic and professional  qualifications.  These are combined with learning through work placements, projects and mentoring, including working closely with the University of St Mark & St John.

With a maximum of 300 student places, Plymouth Studio School provides small class sizes and focus on personalised, tailored learning, allowing each student to fulfil their own goals and full potential.

Our unique sports based environment brings skills like motivation, focus, determination, teamwork, leadership and achievement into the classroom and gives our students the skills they need to succeed in their chosen careers, in life and in the workplace.

A 'Growth Mindset' approach helps students to constantly progress by taking personal responsibility for improvement and by rewarding achievements along the way.

Our flexible approach to learning ensures students have the skills and qualifications they need to pursue their careers at every level: from workplace entry to industry training (including advanced apprenticeships), and higher education at degree level.

Flexible timetabling means sports training and competition schedules can be accommodated, whilst still maintaining academic focus and achievement.