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Vision and Values

De Salis Studio College is where ‘education means business’ and learning and working is at the heart of everything we do.

Combining academic and vocational learning, students become experienced, qualified and highly employable young people. They have direct experience of the workplace together with qualifications, which demonstrate their level of ability. In today’s competitive job market, employers are looking for more than just highly qualified individuals. They want young people who have relevant business and commercial experience. In essence, this is what studio schools have been set up to overcome.  De Salis will stand out from other provision in the local area as it has been set up specifically with this in mind.

A team of highly experienced teaching and associate staff deliver the core curriculum, ensuring each individual is able to progress at a pace which reflects their abilities and ambitions.  All students attending De Salis are treated as young adults, each preparing to take their first steps into the workplace. Whilst this may be daunting for some, it is intended to be immensely rewarding and fulfilling; giving each student a sense of purpose and direction. 

The mission is to ensure that young people are equipped with the skills, qualifications and life experience associated with the workplace as the learner embarks on the first stage of their career.  As young adults, each preparing to take their first steps into the workplace, the learners will be well placed to develop the skills, experience and qualifications necessary to be ‘work ready’ and an asset to any future employer.

We provide an atmosphere which enables our students to acquire a wide range of knowledge, skills and practical abilities.  We strive for excellence in all we do.  Our college ethos is built around the 6 R’s of: 

Respectful  Responsible  Reflective  Resourceful  Rational  Resilient

These R’s are used as a cornerstone in how we deal with all situations at our college and how we reward students. We believe that by demonstrating the R’s every day, students will become positive members of their college and local community.