Headteacher’s Welcome


Welcome to The Mendip Studio School.

The Mendip Studio School is a new small-school, 14 to 19 specialist provision within the Dragonfly Education Trust.

The school opened in September 2015 with approximately 100 Year 10 and 12 students and we have a further 90 students who joined us in September 2016.  We moved into our new, bespoke, school building in February 2017.

Ethos, vision and values

First and foremost, the ethos, vision and values are those of the trust that gave rise to it: The Whole Child, Quality First Teaching and Values Driven Organisation.  Couple these with the vision for an authentic context for all learning, development of skills in employability, experimentation through the curriculum and you have a small school fit for all young people with an interest in STEM from 14 – 19 Years old.

In practical terms, the unique character of the school is where its vision, values and specialist provision are embedded through structures for the development of coaching and skills through vertical tutoring and Project Based Learning.  The emphasis is on a small-school, employment-focused curriculum, extracurricular and STEM specialism – this is The Mendip Studio School character.

Please do have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website to learn more and email if you would like to meet and to find out all about The Mendip Studio School, its outstanding students, facilities and what we stand for.

Looking forward to meeting you and working together to ensure the very best life chances for all of our students.

Mr Bruce Hain

Bruce Hain's Digital Signature