Welcome to UTC South Durham

Tom Dower

Tom Dower


UTC South Durham

We are a new, state-funded, technical school for 14-19 year olds opening in Aycliffe Business Park in September 2016. This is an exciting opportunity for talented and motivated young people who are interested in high tech careers. The University of Sunderland, Hitachi Rail Europe and Gestamp Tallent have joined together to found the school and provide a fast track to a wide variety of rewarding professions. We are a school, with a strong focus. Our students will study academic subjects; a good range of GCSEs (including access to languages and humanities) and A-levels. We also offer the opportunity for students to focus on developing their technical knowledge and skills and to work directly with employers. Our school will have fantastic facilities and state-of-the-art kit and students will have contact with top professionals and teachers with strong industry experience. If you're interested in a place at UTC South Durham, please register your interest below.

Founding Partners

Latest news and events

View All News >

Jenny Trapp

13 April 2016

Deputy Principal appointed

Jenny Trapp, a former Air Traffic Controller who is currently Assistant Headteacher at Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham, has been appointed as Deputy Principal of UTC South Durham.

Read full story

View All Events >

Three boys on site

11 May 2016

Students' site tours

We're inviting students joining us in September 2016 to a one-hour guided tour of our construction site with our Principal Tom Dower.

View event

Principal's Blog

View All Entries >

9 May 2016

Jenny Trapp, recently appointed as our Deputy Principal, 'takes over' the Principal's blog for this edition and writes about our curriculum and staffing.

Read full post