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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Senior Leadership Team

10 June 2016

Meet our Senior Leadership Team

We're delighted to announce the appointment of the remaining members of our senior leadership team. Tom Dower, Principal, and Jenny Trapp, Deputy Principal, will be joined by our latest staff appointment to form a seven-strong leadership team.

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Girl and boy on site

1 August 2016

Students' site tours

We've added dates in August when students joining us in September 2016 can take a one-hour guided tour of our construction site with our Principal Tom Dower.

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1 August 2016

This month's blog is written by Prof Gary Holmes, Chair of UTC South Durham's Trustees, who has led the project from its design stage four years ago.

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