Summer Residential at Birmingham University

Your future – Your choice

Summer Residential at Birmingham University

We are delighted to announce that some Studley High pupils were selected to attend the ‘Your future – Your choice’ summer residential at Birmingham University, this week. Pupils experienced university life, accommodation, sharing, team building as well as attending various lectures and interactive taster sessions.

“I found the Mechanical Engineering and Law Enforcement tasters interesting and the lecture on Chemistry. One of the best experiences I’ve had throughout my school life”

Kevin Danks

“I found it was a good experience, made me think more about higher education and my future. If you ever get the opportunity to go to such events – take it. Allowed me to build more insight and confidence towards my future aspirations.”

Mollie Harris

We would like to thank parents/carers of pupils and the Assistant Head, Mr Brooks for supporting completion of all required paperwork to ensure this excellent opportunity was made possible.  We would also like to express our gratitude to University of Birmingham for providing such events and accommodating our pupils.

Miss A Sienna
Schools careers guidance adviser

This event forms part of our schools careers education programme in widening participation for pupils into higher education.

Oxford University to Studley High

This week, we welcomed staff from Oxford University to an assembly at Studley High. The purpose of the assembly was to dispel some of the myths surrounding Oxford University and University life in general. The aim was also to widen participation of all backgrounds by encouraging all to consider entering higher education at Oxford and other Universities. Pupils from all year groups were invited to attend the assembly. The assembly focused on the importance of education and how education opens up routes and pathways for all.

“Taught me what going to University would be like and I learned about Oxford and how there are different Colleges that form Oxford. This assembly has given me more confidence towards my goal of going to University”

Biraj Chhetri

 “Broke all the myths about Oxford, made me believe that I could consider applying. Gave me hope”

Nayana Khosla

This was Oxford University’s first visit to our school and we look forward developing our links further to support our pupils aspirations.

Miss Sienna, careers guidance adviser

Myton Hospice to Studley High

Anita Burrows and representatives from Myton Hospice came to school this week, to present to Year 10 pupils studying GCSE Health and Social Care. Pupils learned about the varied services offered at the hospice, from outpatient and in-patient care, complementary therapies and their ‘rainbow ripples’ and ‘myteen’ services.
Pupils gained insight into the variety of staffing roles at Myton Hospice and heard about ‘A day in the life of a fund raiser’ and ‘A day in the life of a community fund raiser’.
Pupils were surprised to learn that the care was free and found it ‘insightful’.
Sophie Caulwell, Molly Beer, Skyla Dartnell, Olivia Jeanes and Molly Watkins, have been actively fund raising by selling Myton Butterfly badges at parents evenings, selling cakes and collecting general donations from staff and parents.
Total raised by Studley High School community £300.49



Ambitious Futures at University of Birmingham

Two Studley pupils were fortunate enough to be selected to attend ‘Ambitious Futures’ event at University of Birmingham this week.

Pupils spent the day involved with water sports, team building and attended a lecture on ‘Climate Change, The Physics of Hot or Cold’ – by Professor David Evans. The day ended with a tour of the campus and student accommodation.

Feedback from our pupils:

“The trip opened my mind about what University is like and what courses they offer and I would certainly consider going to University now”

Abdul Butt

“I would recommend other pupils have the opportunity to attend such events, as this has expanded my understanding of University life and I am much more confident about my direction towards higher education.”

Cody Reynolds

We would like to thank parents/carers of both pupils and the assistant head Mr Brooks for supporting completion of all required paperwork to ensure this excellent opportunity was made possible.  We would also like to express our gratitude to University of Birmingham for providing such events and accommodating our pupils.

Miss A Sienna

Schools careers guidance adviser

This event forms part of our schools careers programme in widening participation for pupils into higher education.

Year 9 to Warwick University

A group of our Year 9 pupils visited Warwick University this week, as part of our careers education programme between Science and Careers, with the aim of widening participation into STEM subjects and career pathways.

The faculty of Science and Survival held an event with six interactive sessions for pupils ranging from Engineering, Fake News, Error Correcting Code, Grabbing around and From Rails to Reactors.

Is Maths Science?

Pupils were engaged in all sessions and interacted with the professors and ambassadors from the University. Pupils learned the difference between various science disciplines and had the opportunity to try out subjects they might not have encountered before.

From a careers profession point of view, I found the whole day very informative which developed my understanding further of higher education routes and the demands in an ever- changing world.

Science and Careers team

Studley High Prom ’17

On the 7th July, 140 year 11s attended their ‘Leavers Prom’ with all the glitter and glam that exists at a Hollywood gala! The night got off to a exciting start as the creative vehicle choices started arriving at the Abbey hotel, Redditch.

From police riot vans to a ‘man-drawn’ carriage, the pupils were determined to impress. Outfit choices also stood out with the pupils (and staff!) looking stunning. Sweet tables, a photo booth, photographer and DJ kept us all entertained.

The ‘Unofficial’ photos (courtesy of Mrs W Roberts photography):

Conservation expedition to Borneo

Jade Griffiths, Harriette Voce and Emily Saunders in Y11 are embarking on “a once in a lifetime opportunity” as they gear up to join a conservation expedition in Borneo.

The trio will fly to Kota Kinabalu on Sunday, July 23, ahead of their four-week trip to the rugged Asian island.

They will join a team of volunteers on projects including the construction of a kindergarten in Bongkud, restoration of the Supu forest reserve, and work on a school in Narawang.


For the full article in the Redditch Advertiser click here.

Architects build a picture for our students

As part of our careers education programme and skills for employment initiative, pupils from across all year groups welcomed Mike Brabb from Masefield Architects, to Studley High, for a presentation on the role of an architect and future career prospects in architecture.

Mike presented to over thirty two pupils and discussed his own career entry as well as progression within the industry. He also covered the skill set required for the role which includes: design and drawing skills, a methodical, logical approach, analytical skills, excellent Maths skills, communication and negotiating skills and IT skills.

Mike explained how the use of art was integral to the role.  Pupils then had the opportunity to see some of the drawings of Masefield Architects and Mike’s architectural work.

Feedback from some of the pupils:

I found it useful to know about the role and where the actual work is for you to be able to earn higher income.


I found the drawings insightful and now understand why art would be relevant, as well as maths and physics

For more information on a career in architecture visit

Design and Technology and Careers, Mr Salmon and Miss Sienna

Y8 bury the present

Inspired by the book ‘1984’ by George Orwell, Y8 English pupils created and filled a time capsule and buried it on school grounds, whilst considering visions of the future and the reactions of those who might find it 40 years from now.

On-site reporter, Tom Gould, wrote this piece at the event:

“Who would have thought that digging a hole would be so tough?

We have just finished studying ‘1984’ by George Orwell, which was a prediction of the future. This book was the inspiration for us all.

Miss Higgs and Mrs Campbell encouraged us to bury a capsule and think about what the contents could mean to those who uncovered it.”

Latesha on the road to Wimbledon

Studley High Y8 pupil Latesha Grant had the chance to join Andy Murray at the world-famous Wimbledon venue when she recently took part in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon Midlands Regional Qualifier at Billesley Tennis Centre in Birmingham.

Latesha was playing for a spot at the National Finals of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 & Under Challenge at the All England Club between August 14 and 19.

Latesha, who trains at Redditch HDA Tennis Club, is adamant we have not seen the last of her after losing out 5-7 0-6 to Talia Neilson-Gatenby in the second round.

“I’d give myself a five or six out of ten for how I played,” she said. “It was a tight first set, pretty neck-and-neck and I’m quite happy with how I played in it.

“I was attacking a lot and hitting the ball deep, but it was tough to recover from the last game of that set.

“I’ve played in the county version of this event before and came second overall. This is my first year playing in this and hopefully I’ll be back again next year.

“My mum was looking through a newspaper and then found the tennis club. I just started to join for fun when I was four years old and now I do it competitively.”

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