It will cater for 300 students. It will specialise in Marine Manufacturing and Offshore Engineering. There is a strong rationale for a new, exciting and different type of school given the relatively low attainment, participation and attendance of secondary pupils on the Isle of Wight, compared to national averages.
The school will work closely with employers such as Ventas Windsystems to create work opportunities for students and there is a clear labour market need for the specialisms the school is proposing. Other local businesses such as Navitus Bay and Vikoma have also expressed their support for the Isle of Wight Studio School.