Go-ahead for six UTCs and five schools – List

Aaron Morby 11 years ago
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The government today gave the go-ahead to plans to build six new university technical colleges and five studio school proposals

These have been backed by major employers and industrial partners including Mace, Network Rail, consultant URS, Tata Steel and the James Dyson Foundation.

Together the new projects are expected to add up to nearly £100m in new building work.

There are now 50 UTCs and 46 studio schools open or in development.

UTCs and studio schools proposals

Bolton UTC

Bolton UTC is sponsored by the University of Bolton and supported by employers the Cohens Group and Ravat and Ray Dental Care, with additional partners including Bolton College, Equity Solutions, NHS, Bolton Council, GM Chamber of Commerce and the North West Engineering Employers Federation (EEF). Bolton UTC will specialise in health and engineering technologies. It will cater for 600 pupils.

Greater Peterborough UTC

Based in Peterborough, and led by Peterborough Regional College, this 500-place UTC will specialise in environmentally sustainable engineering and environmentally sustainable technologies in the built environment. TheUTC us sponsored by Anglia Ruskin University with employer sponsors including Anglian Water, The Larkfleet Group, and Marshall Aerospace

Global Academy UTC

Based in London, Global Academy UTC will cater for up to 800 students and specialise in creative, technical and digital media and entrepreneurship. It will focus on the technical skills necessary for work the broadcast media industry. It is led by This is Global Ltd, the UK’s largest commercial radio group, in partnership with the University of the Arts, London, and the Meller Educational Trust and supported by leading employers, including Universal Music, Arqiva, Clifford Chance, BPI and RCS, Global.

Humber UTC

Based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, the Humber UTC is led by the University of Hull in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, North Lindsey College and Outwood Grange Academies Trust, with support from employers including Able UK, Tata Steel Europe, Total Lindsey Oil Refinery and Centrica. The Humber UTC will specialise in engineering and renewables. It will cater for 600 pupils at capacity.

Sir Simon Milton UTC

Sir Simon Milton UTC in Westminster will cater for 550 students and specialise in transport engineering and construction. Led by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, in partnership with the University of Westminster and leading employers such as Network Rail, BT Fleet, Land Securities, TfL and Mace, and Westminster Council is a key partner supporting practical links with other 14 to 18 education providers.

Warrington UTC

Warrington UTC is based in Cheshire and led by the University of Chester, in partnership with Warrington Borough Council and with support from a number of employers including Sellafield Ltd, Tenet Consultants, United Utilities, Boulting and AMEC. The UTC will specialise in nuclear engineering and energy engineering. It will cater for 620 pupils at capacity.

Aldridge Centre for Entrepreneurship Studio School (ACE)

Based in Tower Hamlets, the school will be led by The Aldridge Foundation, specialising in entrepreneurship with a focus on retail and creative and digital enterprises. It will be co-located with the leading business partner Asda at their store on the Isle of Dogs, an area with a mix of SMEs, social enterprises and bigger businesses. Enabling Enterprise and Future Foundations will provide links to other employers in the area. The school will cater for 300 students when at full capacity.

Atrium Studio School

The Atrium Studio School based in South Devon will specialise in the built environment, which will include construction, architecture and civil engineering. It is led by the South Dartmoor Academy Trust in partnership with Plymouth University, professional bodies and a number of employers including Novus, URS Infrastructure and Environment UK Ltd, Glendinning and First Class Builders. The school will admit from age 13 and cater for 375 students when at capacity.

Bicester Technology Studio

Based in Bicester and led by Activate Learning (formerly Oxford & Cherwell Valley Group), in partnership with Bicester Vision, RED, Zeta Specialist Lighting and Chiltern Railways, the studio school will specialise in technologies – sustainable construction, engineering and computing. It will cater for 310 students when at capacity.

Space Studio West London

Space Studio West London in Hounslow will specialise in science, maths, aerospace and catering. The school’s location is close to Heathrow and the school will be supported by a range of employers and sponsors in the aerospace sector and space-related. It is led by the Aspirations Academies Trust (AAT) and will cater for 300 students when at full capacity.

The STEM Studio School

The STEM Studio School in Bath, is led by Wellsway Multi Academy Trust and will specialise in STEM subjects. It is supported by The James Dyson Foundation, BMT Defence Systems, Aedas Architects, Nokia and Semta. The school will cater for 300 students when at capacity.

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