UTC South Durham
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
367
AGES
14 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
University technical college
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
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How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(9/1/19)
Full Report - All Reports
40%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Long Tens Way
Aycliffe Business Park
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 6AP
01325430250

School Description

UTCs are usually smaller than other 14 to 19 secondary schools. They focus heavily – but not exclusively – on STEM subjects. All their technical, academic and practical learning is designed to be applied in the workplace. A UTC’s specialism usually reflects the local economy. UTC South Durham specialises in engineering and advanced manufacturing. The UTC works closely with the University of Sunderland, Hitachi Rail Europe and Gestamp Tallent, who collaborated to establish the school. The UTC is located on the Aycliffe Business Park in Durham. The number of pupils on roll has increased rapidly from 137 pupils in 2017 to 356 Inspection report: UTC South Durham, 9–10 January 2019 Page 10 of 13 pupils currently. Most pupils are boys, with only 15% of pupils being girls. Most pupils are White British. A smaller-than-average proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic groups and few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is broadly average. Four pupils attend alternative provision. Three attend the Durham Gateway Academy and one pupil attends Open Arms. The UTC is formally supported by the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, whose focus is on supporting new and existing UTCs. Since its establishment, the UTC has had stable senior leadership, with the current principal in post throughout. There has been more turnover in teachers, which is linked to problems recruiting suitable staff in some subject areas. A considerable number of new teachers joined the UTC in September 2018.

UTC South Durham Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 83% Agree 16% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 110 responses up to 16-01-2022
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