Welcome to UTC South Durham

A very warm welcome to UTC South Durham, a state-funded, purpose built technical school and sixth form for 14-19 year olds.

We exist to help young people get ready for the world of work and find meaningful, technical and academic careers.  Our first cohort of students left last year and their destinations are impressive.  Headlines include:

  • 100% of our Year 11 leavers have a positive destination in education, employment or training For Year 13 leavers 

  • All who wanted to have gone to University and 100% of those went to study STEM degrees

  • Over half of our 18 year olds have secured Apprenticeships (higher or advanced) – seven times the national average!

More detail can be found on our Destinations page.

We opened in September 2016.  At our first Ofsted inspection in January 2019 we achieved ‘Good’ judgments across all categories – we are delighted about this as it rare for new schools and shows the strength of core education that underpins the UTC.

This focused approach to education is new to the North East of England and employers and parents say that young people leave the UTC with strong workplace skills and a confidence that sets them up for future careers.  You can read more on our What our parents say page.

Please come and visit us to see our impressive facilities and meet our students for yourself. 

Tom Dower

UTC South Durham Prinicpal