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New Plymouth secondary school approved by Department of Education

A new secondary school has been given government approval to open in Plymouth in September 2015.

The Plymouth Studio School was one of only four across the country to be given the go ahead by the Department of Education.

It plans to specialise in sport, hospitality and tourism and leisure.

The new school will be located on the University of St Mark & St John's campus in Plymouth.

Councillor Tudor Evans, leader of Plymouth City Council, said: "The studio school will bring new opportunity to the table for young people."

The school will open in September 2015 with 100 students - 60 students in year 10 and 40 in year 12.

Phil Davies, principal of City College Plymouth, said the vision is to "create a vibrant place of learning".

Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Mark & St John, said the school will be housed in a purpose-built facility.

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