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Industrial Academy

The Industrial Academy Programme is an opportunity students transitioning into Year 10 to experience our technical education. During the programme students will be able to take part in workshops with our staff an industry partners.

Monday 15th August 2022

In partnership with STEAM Ahead Summer Programme

We are proud to work in partnership with STEAM Ahead, a community interest company who are passionate about inspiring students to go into STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) careers. Come and take part in this FREE STEAM camp that aims to immerse young people into the exciting world of STEAM through a wide range of challenge and skills-focused activities. Limited to 100 spaces.

Click here to sign up

Thursday 13th October 2022

Open Evening

Come back to UTC South Durham for an open evening where you will be able to speak with our teaching team about the Year 10 curriculum. We also hope to be able to show you the progress have made to building our new engineering annex.

Sign up to this evening will be open closer to the time.

January – March 2023

Admissions Meeting

Following our deadline of December 1st 2022 to apply for Year 10 starting in September 2023, we will invite those with an offer in principle for an admissions meeting. This will be a chance for you to discuss your future ambitions with a member of our teaching team. Please note, your current Year 9 application will be automatically transferred to a Year 10 application on 1st September. If you no longer require your application to be considered then please email

Tuesday 4th April 2023

Engineering Workshop

In an event where we will be collaborating with one of our industry partners, students will have the opportunity to spend the day in our engineering hall working to overcome a real life problem. 

July 2023

Year 10 Transition Day

All students with an offer in principle to start Year 10 in September 2023 will be invited to attend a transition day during school time.

September 2023

Start Year 10 at UTC South Durham

Year 10 at UTC South Durham

Programme Timeline