Open event success at Bicester Technology Studio

Bicester Technology Studio had another fantastic open event, for prospective Year 10 and 12 students who wish to join in September 2018. Students and parents were given the opportunity to explore the school, being shown around by current UTC students, to learn what it’s really like to study at the school and to see some […]

Lendlease hard hats projects

On Monday 31 October, Bicester Technology Studio launched a new school project across Years 10, 11 and 12. The latest project is with the global construction business, Lendlease.  This exciting whole school project aims to help bring construction into the 21st Century. Students were given the brief to design a Smart hard hat to improve health […]

Students raise money for Katharine House Hospice

Year 10 and 12 business students went along to Banbury’s Castle Quay shopping centre on Thursday to raise money for Katharine House Hospice. Students were packing bags and organising the ‘collect by car’ service in order to raise as much money as they could. They acted professionally and enjoyed helping customers throughout the day. It […]

Graven Hill – launch of Phase 1B

The unveiling of Graven Hill’s exciting next phase, Phase 1B, will be taking place on Saturday 4 November at Bicester Technology Studio. Phase 1B will comprise 88 Golden Bricks, four Pocket Plots and 26 Tailored Finish homes. This informative event has been planned to arm prospective self-builders with a wealth of advice and information so […]

NCT Nearly New Sale

This Saturday, 4 November, Bicester Technology Studio will be hosting the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Nearly New Sale. The sale is between 10.30am-12pm, with NCT members gaining a priority entry at 10.15am. All goods on sale are of top quality, ranging from nearly new; baby/children’s clothes (0-5yrs), toys, equipment and maternity wear. All are welcome […]

BTS shares best practice in employer partnerships internationally

A leading educational delegation from South Africa visited Bicester Technology Studio (BTS) today to learn about how industry partnerships are helping boost employability for thousands of Activate Learning students. The delegation included five senior members of staff at the Department of Basic Education in South Africa: Dr Maboya, Dr Joshua, Mr Ndlebe, Dr Simelane and […]

Year 10s make an uplifting start

On 5 September we were delighted to welcome a full cohort of new Year 10 students, who got stuck straight into their first project of the year. The Year 10 students were tasked with planning, designing, costing and marketing a new tent. At the end of each day, all groups presented their work and explained what […]

Students and staff celebrate a successful first year

Bicester Technology Studio (BTS) has reached the end of a fantastic first year with its first cohort of Year 10 and Year 12 students. The school’s first employer-led project, run by Rory Currin of ROR creative, was a great success and one of the year’s highlights. Students were set the task of building a brand […]

Real Town Tour: BTS students have their own Bicester vision

This term, Year 10 BTS students have been working on an exciting project with Real Town Tours, building their own self-guided tour of Bicester. Real Town Tours is a self-guided mobile tour app, providing useful town information including transport and parking information, historical information about key locations, weather information, quizzes and more. Real Towns founder Shaun […]

Newsletter June 2017

  One year on: Official opening marks anniversary of Bicester’s new Studio School On Friday 23 June, Bicester Technology Studio (BTS) celebrated its first year of opening. The school, which opened to Year 10 and Year 12 students in September, was officially opened by Victoria Prentis MP, along with representatives from the governing body and […]