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 which opened on Aycliffe Business Park in September 2016. Our focus is to help young people get ready for the world of work and find meaningful careers. The University of Sunderland, Hitachi Rail Europe and Gestamp Tallent have joined together to create 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 has fantastic facilities and state-of-the-art kit and students have contact with top professionals and teachers with strong industry experience. If you're interested in a place at UTC South Durham, please join our parent and student database below.

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Lord Baker visit

Lord Baker visits UTC South Durham

Some would say that Lord Kenneth Baker is an eminent historical political influence who changed the face of education during his time as Education Secretary, however to the network of University Technical Colleges (UTC’s) he is one of the founding partners of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust.

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Open Day 22nd March 17:00-19:30pm

Open Day 22nd March 17:00-19:30pm

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2 February 2017

Technical Education is well on its way.

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