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

Achievement at mcs in 2017 saw a huge improvement on the previous year results, particularly given the national context of new GCSE examinations, more challenging thresholds, and a fall in the national figures.  In fact, as stated in the Schoolsweek online magazine, we were one of the three most improved schools for progress 8 attainment in the country! For the full article, click here.

In 2017, 59% of MCS students achieved passes of 4+ in English and Maths.

Our current cohort are on track to achieve even better results as we look forward to a successful 2018!


MCS to close

The NEW Trust Board FOR MCS has announced that the school will be closing this summer.

To read more information, please click on the news section of our website.

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

We understand that choosing a new school to continue your creative career can 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

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