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David Puttnam

Lord Puttnam officially opens Studio West School in West Denton

Lord Puttnam officially opens Studio West School in West Denton

26 March, 2015

Lord Puttnam at Studio West SchoolAn Oscar winner, turned university chancellor and politician has officially opened one of Newcastle’s newest schools.

Chariots of Fire producer Lord Puttnam visited Studio West in West Denton to see how it tries to immerse its 120 students in the world of work to give them an advantage when looking for jobs.

“I was very impressed with what I have seen at Studio West,” Lord Puttnam, who was chancellor of the University of Sunderland from 1997 until 2007, said.

“Not only the quality of the premises, its equipment and classrooms, but the confidence, attitude and potential of its students.

“Studio West’s business-focus is a fantastic concept that will ensure students leave the school work-ready, equipped with workplace experience and the hard and soft skills that are increasingly sought after by potential employers.”

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