On 23 June 2017, Victoria Prentis attended the opening of the Bicester Technology Studio. The new school offers 110 places for students studying both GCSEs and A-Levels, with a particular focus on business and engineering. With a variety of opportunities available, the Studio aims to ensure that every student leaves with the skills to continue into further education, start an apprenticeship or enter the world of work. The Bicester Technology Studio is generously supported by local employers and industry partners, including Ror Creative, Chiltern Railways, and RED Engineering.

Commenting after the grand opening, Victoria said: ‘It was a real pleasure to open the new Bicester Technology Studio. I was very impressed by the hands-on, small-group learning approach, and I hope to see pupils flourish into future business leaders and innovators. North Oxfordshire is a fantastic place to do business and it is really exciting to see a greater focus on green and developing industries. I wish the Bicester Technology Studio, and its pupils, staff and partners, the best of luck with this new opportunity.’