Studio Schools Trust

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"The Studio Schools Trust is the organisation that unites all Studio Schools. We act as a linking point between Studio Schools, enabling the sharing of best practice as well as providing advice and curriculum support. " [1]

Our partners include: Edge Foundation (UK), Young Foundation, Department for Education, Education Funding Agency, National College for School Leadership, Ofsted, National Citizen Service, Charles Dunstone Charitable Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Resolution Trust [1]


Accessed March 2016: [2]

  • Simon Tucker is Chief Executive of the Young Foundation.
  • Jane Samuels has worked for Edge for over 5 years and is Project and Operations Manager.
  • Ian Stanley is a partner at Allen & Overy.
  • Geoff Mulgan is Chair of the Studio Schools Trust and Chief Executive of NESTA.
  • Nigel Leigh is Principal and Chief Executive of Stephenson College.


Accessed March 2016: [3]

  • Fintan Donohue is Chief Executive of North Hertfordshire College and Chief Executive of Gazelle Global Ltd.
  • Sir Eric Peacock is Chairman of Halo International, Baydonhill Plc, Buckley Jewellery Ltd, Stage Technologies Ltd, Stevenage Packaging Ltd, and Boxford Holdings.
  • David Frost, CBE, is the former Chair of the Studio Schools Trust.
  • Lord Bilimoria CBE, DL
  • Neil Carberry is Director of Employment & Skills for the CBI
  • Annika Small is CEO of Nominet Trust.
  • Sir Tom Shebbeare is Chairman of Virgin Money Giving, Spring Films Ltd and Virgin StartUp
  • Sarah Robinson OBE is the Principal and Chief Executive of Stoke on Trent College.
  • Jim Knight is the Managing Director of Online Learning at TES Global Ltd
  • Marion Plant OBE



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Trust, Studio Schools Trust, accessed March 1, 2016.
  2. Trustees, Studio Schools Trust, accessed March 1, 2016.
  3. Ambassadors, Studio Schools Trust, accessed March 1, 2016.