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.

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UTC South Durham CGI

9 June 2016

Next steps events

We're holding two events for students joining us in September 2016, and their parents, to meet our teaching team, choose their option subjects and find out about our uniform/dress code, travel arrangements and catering.

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Girl student in hard hat

29 June 2016

Girls making the future event

We're holding a FREE event for girls in Years 8 to 11 interested in design and technology to meet the North East's female trailblazers who are leading the way in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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9 June 2016

With three months to go until we welcome our students through the door, my thoughts have turned significantly to both the practicalities of opening a school and how it will feel for our students in the first few months.

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