MANSFIELD: Public support for new studio school

Public consultation meeting into new Studio School in Mansfield. Pictured is Andrew Campbell, Principle Designate for Vision Studio School talking to parents and students.
Public consultation meeting into new Studio School in Mansfield. Pictured is Andrew Campbell, Principle Designate for Vision Studio School talking to parents and students.
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A public consultation has revealed strong support for plans to open the county’s first studio school in Mansfield.

Around 110 people responded to the consultation organised by West Nottinghamshire College, who want to set up the Vision Studio School at its Chesterfield Road campus.

It came after the proposed school was given permission to enter its pre-opening stage by the Secretary of State for Education earlier this year, after previously approving the college’s application.

The six-week consultation, which closed on 18th October, included paper and on-line questionnaires along with information evenings and a drop-in event for people to learn more about the new school.

Almost 95 per cent of people who completed the consultation were in favour of the school.

Principal Andy Campbell said: “Respondents were particularly positive about the school’s work-related element and the opportunities it will afford young people.”

PICTURED: Andy Campbell, principal designate at the Vision Studio School, in Chesterfield, speaking as part of the public consultation process.