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New school to arrive in Warrington for 2014
6:00am Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
A NEW innovative school is coming to Warrington, opening its doors in 2014.
The Future Tech Studio School is aimed at youngsters aged 14 to 19 and is open to anyone who wishes to experience a new type of learning.
The school, which will be located on the Warrington Collegiate campus, will take pupils beyond the traditional classroom experience by providing them with the opportunity to study a selection of vocational subjects.
Students will get the chance to get work experience at influential and important businesses in the area, arming them with the skills needed to get a job once their time at the school is complete.
The Future Tech Studio School is the result of a partnership between Warrington Collegiate Education Trust and more than 30 key employers within the local IT and telecommunications, business and finance and engineering sectors.
Barclays Global Technology Centre, Martin Dawes Systems, TalkTalk Business, United Utilities, and The Environment Agency are just a few of the businesses to have joined forces with the school to prepare young people for the working world.
Studio schools are designed to feel more like a working day with classes commencing from 9am to 5pm.
The school will offer a range of academic and vocational qualifications at levels two and three, including GCSEs in English, maths and science, as well as work placements linked directly to employment opportunities in the area.
Pupils will gain a broad range of employability skills through the CREATE skills framework where they will focus on communication, relating to others, enterprise, applied, thinking, emotional intelligence skills.
The school plans to address the disparity in education, skills and employment outcomes for young people in Warrington.
Pupils can apply in year nine to commence at the Future Tech Studio School in year 10.
Alternatively, they can apply in year 11 to start at the Future Tech Studio School in year 12.
Over the next year, the Warrington Guardian will keep readers up to date on the progress of the Future Tech Studio School in a monthly feature.
Here, we will introduce new employers, publish key information and dates as well as keeping readers informed about the school’s development.
A launch event for prospective students and their parents will also take place on Wednesday, September 18 at 6pm to 7.30pm at Warrington Business School on Winwick Road where you will be able to meet employers and ask questions.
For more information visit futuretech.warrington.ac.uk.
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