On his appointment, Tom Fraser, School Principal said:
“I am both honoured and excited by the opportunity to lead our school into a new era. As the only school of its kind, we have been putting Scotland on the map as the principal destination for woodworking as a career.
“Backed by a proven track record of successful graduates and the wealth of outstanding natural resources on our doorstep, we provide a credible alternative to traditional university routes and a new path for those changing career or seeking new skills in retirement.”
The furniture design school is a not-for-profit organisation that reinvests all revenues back into the school - its curriculum, teaching staff and facilities.
Its Professional Course provides a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of furniture design and takes place over 30 weeks. It has been designed to provide students with every skill necessary to begin a successful career in furniture design.
Current students include young people choosing an alternative path to college or university, career changers and retirees seeking to develop a new career in retirement. The school also offers a variety of short courses for DIY and craft enthusiasts.
Further information about the school can be found at www.chippendaleschool.com.