Students celebrating their A-level results

Here at the UTC South Durham, we have been overwhelmed by the amount of kind comments and testimonails we receive from our parents.

Whether their children are still students with us or have left to move onto the next step of their career pathway, our parents never cease to amaze us by taking the time to praise and recommend us to others who may be thinking of sending their own children on a similar STEM-based journey.

Here are just a few we've received since returning in September:


"I would like to thank all staff at UTC, for pushing my son and steering him in the right direction.

He smashed his GCSEs and has secured an apprenticeship at GESTAMP. Out of 300 applicants, he was one of 4 successful candidates.

When he originally asked about moving to UTC South Durham to take a course in Engineering, we were dubious as you were a new school. But we let him follow his own path.

Now, I will thoroughly recommend you to everyone in the future.

Thank you again to everyone who helped lead my son onto his career journey."


"I have had 2 children go to UTC South Durham, before going onto 6th form/college. It's an amazing school. I highly recommend!"


"I found UTC South Durham to be a brilliant school! It helped my son to get the results he needed."


"My son went to UTC South Durham and loved it. Best move we made!

He’s now doing Electrical Engineering, having passed all his GCSEs. Great college!"


"My eldest went to the UTC and she did so well there. She improved so much in English, Maths, and Engineering.

She also became so much happier in general.

She is now doing an Agricultural Engineering course and hopes to go onto join the Royal Fleet Auxiliary as an Engineering Officer!"


"My son chose UTC South Durham to do his A-Levels.

He studied Engineering, Mechatronics and Maths. He did very well and is currently studying Motorsport Engineering at Coventry University.

He chose the UTC as he was prepared to do the longer days and early starts to get his experience in such a great place.

His Maths teacher in particular was excellent and completely made the difference in him getting his grades."


"My son goes there for his A levels and has been attending UTC since his GCSEs. We highly recommend it. Amazing team! He has come on leaps and bounds since moving. Cannot praise the UTC highly enough."


"It’s a fantastic opportunity - my eldest went there.

If your child is interested in Engineering or STEM then I would definitely say this is the school for them!"


"My son is Year 12 now and has been going since Year 10 and he loves it! Especially the way they treat them like adults and not kids."


"My son went to UTC South Durham after struggling at his previous school. The UTC was brilliant and just what he needed. It really brought him on, both academically and personally. The support and patience from all the staff was excellent.

He left earlier this year and has now gone onto an apprenticeship with Hydram Engineering.

We couldn't recommend the school highly enough!"


"I know a lad who went in 2018 with only a general idea that he wanted to 'do something in engineering'.

After a year, he was doing well, much more focused, and he decided he wanted an apprenticeship. The staff helped him to research options/where to look for vacancies, as well as how to prepare for an interview.

He is now just starting Year 2 of his apprenticeship and is doing really well!"


"My son is in 6th Form, doing Engineering having been there since Year 10. It's a fab school and has made my son grow so much in confidence. It's a whole other level from normal secondary school. We couldn't recommend it enough."


If you want your child to learn new skills, gain the qualifications they need for their next step and develop the confidence to take the next steps in their exciting career, apply for a place in Years 9, 10 and Sixth Form here.