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Fancy a Fresh Sixth Form?

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We’ll soon by running some advertisements in the local newspapers to spread the word about QEStudio.

Our new 14-19 school offers a unique approach within our catchment area.

So the ads are for specifically students who are looking for a fresh approach to Sixth Form.

If you’ve seen the ads and want to know more, then click here for more details on applications.

Or call us on 015242 71275, or email

New Website #feelingfresh

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We have been getting creative sorting out our new website to hopefully keep everyone more in the picture with QEStudio!

So we’re now created new pages for all our amazing Pathways (see links opposite), as well as topics from applications to uniform.

BIG shout out to all the students and staff who’ve helped so much with photos and videos, especially the pupils who were soooo patient with photography!

Special thanks for the video clips to our pathway leads for Dance, Sports and Conservation – Mr Marriott, Mr Williams and Mr Mitchell. More videos to come in the new term.

Also keep updated by following us on Twitter: @QEStudio_School

Helping you on Results Day

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All the Best for Results Day!

We wish every success to all Year 11 students – and we just wanted to let you know how we can help on Thursday, 24 August.

We will be in the Castle Suite at QES School, ready and waiting for you to enrol, with a staff team led by Mrs Wilkinson, the principal of QEStudio.

We also will be there the day after, on Friday 25 August to help any external students.

If you haven’t applied and think QEStudio might be for you, just give school a ring any weekday this summer and have a chat.

We currently have a few spaces left on our Health, Sports and Performing Arts courses.

See you on 24 August!

Alison Wilkinson

Alison Wilkinson


Mock Interviews and Work Ready Day – Thanks, Everyone!

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What a week this has been for the Careers team and Year 10 students, with our Mock Interview Day and Work Ready Day !

A massive thank you to all the external organisations who helped make these specials days a success, especially many of our Professional Partners with QEStudio.

Glad to say the sun shone down on Mock Interview Day as we built bridges, carried tyres and worked on our Team Building skills with the Army.

During the indoor sessions, students broadened their knowledge of the local Labour Market with Andy Pickles and challenged stereotypes with Lenny St John. And don’t even get us started on all the chocolate sauce used by LOcHER group to show us how Ebola spreads! Who knew Health and Safety could be so tasty! Big thanks to Barclays too, tweaking our money making skills.

Meanwhile, our students straightened our ties and did themselves proud on Mock Interview Day, with face-to-face meetings with so many local organisations.

We were all very thankful for all the time and effort these special visitors put into the day and we hope the gooey brownies showed our appreciation.!

Please come again!

It’s Official – Go Go Go!

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We are delighted to report another milestone in our countdown to the opening of QEStudio in September, with the the Department of Education giving us the final ‘green light’!

Successfully completing our ‘Readiness to Open Meeting’ in Manachester this week is the final official milestone in many months of work behind the scenes to make QEStudio a reality.

So we’d like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to all those involved, including the local community with focus meetings and letters of support plus our Professional Partners with all their expert input.

That widespread support really is a vote of confidence in the aim of QEStudio to help our students become the next generation of creative professionals to develop our local economy and rural communities.

It’s also been a huge team effort from staff in school.

We’re all now very excited to welcome our new students in September!

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Busy Building!

Alongside all the ‘official’ stages, we’re also continuing building work on our amazing new sports base…