Manchester Creative Studio is an employer led studio-school

We provide young people aged 14-19 with the skills and knowledge they need for a career in the creative and digital industries

welcome to
the studio school

Studio Schools are a new type of state school for 14-19 year olds which have been developed to address the increasing gap between what young people requireto succeed in life, and the skills and knowledge that the current education system provides

many of us learn best when doing real work in teams


We can make a difference to
your educational
and work related aspirations

We understand that choosing a new school to continue your creative careercan be daunting and we want to make sure this is the right choice for you. The studio school model has been developed in partnership with local and national employers who are in need of future employees to fill the current skills gap

All Studio Schools teach the National Curriculum and offer
the same keyacademic qualifications as traditional schools

Students entering at Year 10 study a range of GCSEs alongside
industry recognised qualifications as introductory pathways


Students entering at Year 12 specialise in one of our three
pathway subjects

Ethos & Value

Taught by qualified teachers, trained by industry experts and supported by professional coaches our students work harder and longer than in traditional educational settings. Our offer is more akin to that experienced in world class workplaces rather than a traditional school setting. What makes MCS unique is not just what we deliver, but how we also deliver it





If you are interested in applying to study at Manchester Creative Studio
you can request a paper or a digital copy of our prospectus