Walsall Studio School

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The artists

At Walsall Studio School they celebrate individuality and nurture creativity particularly in their vocational pathways of digital, health and performance. Joanne, Tania and Paige are their talented trio of sixth form artists who have enjoyed the opportunity to express their own take on what their studio school is about through the Hippo Trail project.

The location

Walsall Studio School is a specialist studio school with a bespoke curriculum and pedagogy designed to engage, enable and extend students to catch up (where required), step up and then reach for greatness within a 4-year transformational journey from school student (at the start of Y10) to young creative professional (at the end of sixth form study). Students at the end of KS5 achieve the highest possible grades and progress to some of the best universities, conservatoires and drama schools in the country and directly into work in both local and flagship national employers including the BBC and IBM. Walsall Studio School is one of the top-performing 14-19 academies in the country (headline KS5 APS average grades and progress VA for all KS5 performance measures).