Author: Tom Moylan


A collection of Studio@Deyes students recently took a trip to the Alstom engineering factory in Liverpool.

Alstom is one of the UK’s biggest and most important companies. Every day, around a third of all rail journeys in the UK are made on Alstom trains. The company keep Virgin’s West Coast Main Line service running for around 34 million passengers every year and they service over 100 tube trains a day on London’s Northern Line, carrying nearly 1 million passengers daily. Most recently, they’re helping to turn Crossrail’s tunnels into a fully operational railway, electrifying the Edinburgh to Glasgow rail line and are helping the UK’s Rail Supply Chain to get ready for HS2.

To help design, build and maintain the UK’s large-scale rail infrastructure Alstom have invested, innovated and developed the world’s most sophisticated engineering and new rail technology.

The trip was an incredibly valuable experience for our students to learn about the very latest engineering technologies that power a company such as Alstom and to hear about the potential careers that are available in the engineering sector.

Engineering in the spotlight for 2018

Engineering will be put in the spotlight for 2018 as the government launches a campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers.

The Year of Engineering will see government and industry tackle a major skills gap. Engineering is one of the most productive sectors in the UK, but a shortfall of 20,000 engineering graduates every year is damaging growth.

Ministers from across government are joining forces with engineers, industry experts and hundreds of businesses to change perceptions around engineering – and highlight the scale of opportunity that careers in the industry hold for young people in the UK.

2018 will see a national drive in all corners of the country to inspire the young people who will shape the future and show them that a career in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative.

To find out more about the Year of Engineering:

Enrichment Activities begin next week

Studio@Deyes Enrichment activities begin on Monday 10th October.

Enrichment activities will take place every week on Monday and Thursday and run for two hours from 3:30-5:30pm.

Studio students get creative

Studio@Deyes officially opened on Monday 5th September 2016. It welcomed its first cohort of future leaders to the state-of-the-art campus on Wavertree Technology Park.

Studio@Deyes at Buckingham Palace

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Principals from Studio Schools, including Head Teacher at Studio@Deyes, Dean Lythgoe joined in the celebrations in London recently for an afternoon at Buckingham Palace and an evening roundtable at the Houses of Parliament.

The Buckingham Palace event, hosted by HRH Duke of York, KG, Patron of the Studio Schools Trust, gave Principals the chance to network and celebrate their hard work over the past year. Attendees took tea in the Centre Room, overlooking The Mall, and spent time talking to HRH about their experiences in leadership.

Later, at a roundtable event hosted by Stephen Twigg MP, Principals had the opportunity to discuss the successes and challenges. Discussions, on funding, curriculum and student admissions, will provide a foundation for future meetings of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on 14-19 Education.

Studio@Deyes is proud to have the support of HRH Duke of York, KG, Patron of the Studio Schools Trust.