GCSE Tips and Tricks
8 June 2017
As it draws closer to next years’ Year 11 exams, Year 10 students at the UTC will be doing a week of mock exams commencing the 12th June. By doing this, the students will get a taste of what it will be like when it finally comes to doing the actual GCSE’s.
Engineering stars of tomorrow to showcase capabilities- Durham Oktoberfest 2017
7 June 2017
Budding engineers will be showcasing their capabilities to employers from across the region at Durham Oktoberfest, which this year celebrates its tenth birthday.
UTC Visit Lucite Specialty Polymers
19 May 2017
To support learning in GCSE Chemistry and to let students see a range of engineering roles in practice, some of our Y10 students visited Lucite Specialty Polymers
UTC host student getting to know you event
21 April 2017
On the 5th April the UTC South Durham held a “Getting to know you” event for students who will be joining them in September 2017.
Lord Baker visits UTC South Durham
24 March 2017
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.
UTC South Durham Wins First Award
2 March 2017
UTC South Durham celebrated winning their first accolade of ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the Aycliffe Business Park annual Make Your Mark Awards dinner
Year 10 at Durham University, working with postgraduate Soft Matter students
20 February 2017
A small group of year 10 students from UTC South Durham were invited to Durham University Engineering Department to work with their Soft Matter, Materials and Interface group.
Open for business
9 September 2016
We welcomed our first intake of students this week; almost exactly one year since building work began at Long Tens Way, on Aycliffe Business Park, close to Hitachi Rail Europe's new rail vehicle manufacturing facility.
GCSE results and option choices
10 August 2016
For students joining us in Year 12 in September, we'll be available at the Xcel Centre on 25 and 26 August so that you can come and discuss your GCSE results and option choices.
Students' site tours
1 August 2016
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.
Students' site tours
1 July 2016
We've added dates in July when students joining us in September 2016 can take a one-hour guided tour of our construction site with our Principal Tom Dower.
Meet our Senior Leadership Team
10 June 2016
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.
Next steps events
9 June 2016
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.
Deputy Principal appointed
13 April 2016
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.
2 March 2016
We were delighted to welcome students to founding member Hitachi's new site on Aycliffe Business Park. Students undertook a behind-the-scenes look around a carriage that will become part of an Intercity Express Programme train destined for Great Western and East Coast mainlines.
2 December 2015
We invited three of our student applicants to visit our building site to see for themselves the progress on our new school and to view the detailed plans for the UTC.
Train production underway at Hitachi
1 December 2015
Since the Prime Minister opened the new Hitachi Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Newton Aycliffe in September, the production process has begun in earnest.
1 December 2015
Progress on our building has been impressive. From a muddy field and through some pretty grim weather, our construction contractors Willmott Dixon have levelled the site and erected a decent amount of steelwork.
Parent and student event
17 October 2015
Meet our staff and find out about what we offer for young people interested in high tech careers. Staff from our founding members - the University of Sunderland, Hitachi Rail Europe and Gestamp Tallent - will also be available to talk about the support they're providing for UTC students.
Parents fear children won't find jobs
8 October 2015
New research released today by the Baker Dearing Educational Trust shows that for two thirds of parents their biggest fear is that their children will not find a job when they leave education.
Ground breaking at UTC South Durham
25 September 2015
Today marked a momentous occasion when the ground was broken on UTC South Durham. Partners and local supporters met on site at Newton Aycliffe to officially mark the start on site of the new University Technical College.