Our vision, above all else, is to inspire all our learners to achieve their best through perseverance and self-motivation. We achieve this by providing the best possible learning experiences and environment along with valuable work experience placements to all our learners. We equip all our learners with the practical skills and academic knowledge they need, so they are well prepared for their next steps; whether that is further education, work, training or an apprenticeship.


Stephenson Studio School is a dynamic and exciting place to learn where everyone can overcome challenges and strive for success. This is underpinned with our specialism in vocational and skills-based learning.

We place a huge emphasis on team work and developing an environment where all learners feel part of the school, have ownership of their environment and are advocates for Stephenson Studio School in our local and wider community.

Learners adopt behaviours found in the workplace and have responsibility for monitoring their progress with support and guidance from their Personal Coach and tutors.

Good teaching and learning is a core value in the school with the individual learning needs, outcomes and experiences of learners firmly placed at the centre of everything we do. We have very clear expectations for learners to carefully consider the written and verbal feedback from their tutors so they are clear as to what is required of them to improve and show that they are making progress. Learners are supported in setting challenging targets for themselves to drive their own personal improvement and continually evaluate their progress towards the realisation of these targets.

Literacy, Numeracy and Communication skills are evident in all areas of the learners experiences; allowing them to develop important life skills which are underpinned by new technologies.

Our learners develop resilience and determination to allow them to overcome adversity and are challenged in constructive ways to provide opportunities for reflection of their progress.


Through the CREATE Framework learners develop a key range learning skills, enriching them as individuals and developing them to be ready for the opportunities and challenges that they will face after graduating from Stephenson Studio School.