Proposed Mercian MAT Schools

Multi Academy Trust Consultation

Queen Mary’s Grammar School | Queen Mary’s High School |
Walsall Studio School | Aldridge School | Shire Oak Academy

Our five schools are proposing to establish a Multi Academy Trust (The Mercian Trust). The Queen Mary’s Foundation, the Vine Trust Group and the Governing Bodies of our five schools all believe that this proposal will help safeguard and strengthen the excellent education which is currently provided by each of the Schools, bringing benefit to current and future students and to the schools’ local and regional communities.

Once the governing bodies have received and considered responses to this consultation they will each make a decision on whether or not to proceed with an application to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to join this new MAT. Each governing body is considering the proposal and the decision of any one party is not dependent on another.

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Open Days for September 2016 Entry into Year 10 and Sixth Form.

Every Monday Evening 4.30 – 6.30pm (or later by appointment)
Meet the principal, members of staff and tour our brand new building and world class facilities at the studio school each Monday evening.

Please call us on 01922 621 951 EXT 321 or email to book in and let us know you are coming!

Principal’s Welcome Message

Principal’s Welcome Message

In September 2013 we opened a brand new home for education and training in Walsall town centre. Walsall Studio School & Sixth Form is located in the new Goldmine centre and offers a new approach to education for young people who achieve their very best through practical learning.

Our unique Studio School, Studio Sixth and Studio Bridge programmes enable young people to achieve industry- recognised qualifications, build relationships with employers and get into employment or university.

Specialising in Business Social Enterprise and a broad range of Creative and Digital disciplines Walsall Studio School and Sixth Form, is the ‘perfect fit’ for 14-19 year olds who are looking to develop their skills for employment in the 21st century. Our school provides an environment where enthusiasm for business, creativity and collaborative cross-curricular teamwork drive new learning and prepare students for a broad range of exciting career pathways.We will be delivering a personalised learning experience for all our students in a close-knit family environment where we prioritise personal discipline, respect and care for each other and our community.

Dan Parkes, Principal - Walsall Studio School

Dan Parkes, Principal – Walsall Studio School

If you join us as a student I want you to know that we are here to (1) help you discover and follow your dreams (2) develop and apply your talents and (3) fuel the ambition you have for your future career. Our goal is to support you in being work-ready.

We know that choosing a new school at the age of 14 or indeed deciding to join us at Sixth Form is a big decision and we want to give you as much information as possible to help you make your decision. Please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office, I would be delighted to meeting with you personally to discuss our  Studio School and the opportunities for you.

Dan Parkes

Tel: 01922 621951 Ext: 321




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