WHERE WE ARE
We are located on Aycliffe Business Park, right next to Hitachi Rail Europe, a business area where over 10,000 people travel to work every day.
The location deliberately reflects our specialism and places us next to some of the most advanced manufacturing and engineering facilities in the country, enabling students to access fantastic real-world work experiences on our doorstep.
The design of our exciting purpose-built building follows our focus with a triple-height specialist engineering block housing state-of-the-art kit. Students have access to science labs, classrooms, computer suites, a gym, and a Sixth Form area. Our cafe serves a range of appetising and nutritious, hot and cold food and drinks.
Students come to us from a wide geographical area, using public buses and trains, car, bike, scooter and our own buses. Each individual student's situation will be different so if you are considering joining us and would like to discuss how to get to the UTC, then please contact us.
Our school uniform and dress code mirror the professional working environment and we expect our students to adopt a professional manner and appearance. In Years 10 and 11 students wear a business-style uniform. All students wear appropriate protective clothing (dust coat, safety boots, and goggles) in practical lessons and workshops. The protective clothing, used primarily in the engineering hall, is provided free of charge at UTC for all students.
Once you have accepted a place with us, please contact our school uniform supplier to order. New student uniform costs can be subsidised, for additional information and to find out if your child is eligible please contact our finance team on: 01325 430 250
We are pleased to start working with Cre8ive Graphics to supply our uniform for students at UTC South Durham.
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Orders can be placed by contacting the supplier directly or visiting the retail premises.
The uniform supplier details are:
12 Peel Street Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL14 7LF
The items in italics below are mandatory and must be purchased from our uniform supplier. A full list of the uniform items is available to download below.
Dark grey suit - jacket and trousers/skirt
School tie (free of charge compliments of the UTC)
Lapel pin (free of charge compliments of the UTC)
Black socks, black/neutral tights
Black tracksuit trousers
N.B. UTC South Durham does provide PPE (dust coat and safety boots) for all students. However, please note that these items are pre-warn and will be sanitised after every use. If students require their own PPE, they can purchase boots and a dust jacket from our uniform supplier.
Students travel from across County Durham, North Yorkshire, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear.
Our aim is to make travel as easy as it can be in order to make the UTC accessible for students. Students use a combination of public transport, such as Northern Rail, Arriva, Scarlet, Stagecoach, Dales and District, dedicated UTC minibuses and external coach hire organised by the UTC. We have discounted deals with public transport companies for student cards and offer support for those that meet household income criteria.
Please contact us directly on 01325 430 250 for more information.
Please find our bus routes below:
Darlington -> Hurworth Hundens Lane -> Yarm Road -> Geneva Road -> Hurworth -> Croft Road roundabout -> Crematorium Bus Stop -> Newton Court -> Prior Street/West Auckland Road -> John Fowler Way (Faverdale) -> One junction south on A1 and onto Aycliffe Business Park
Willington -> Bishop Auckland Willington Market -> Helmington Row -> Crook Market Square -> Howden Le Wear -> Masons Arms, Bishop Auckland -> Witton Park -> Toft Hill Cricket Ground -> West Auckland (Club) -> St Helens Doctors Surgery
Dragonville -> West Cornforth Dragon Lane Retail Park -> Easington Lane -> Haswell -> Peterlee -> Hart Village -> Wynyard Road, -> Sedgefield -> Stobb Cross Road, West Cornforth
Chester le Street -> Bishop Aukland Chester le Street -> Lanchester -> Witton Gilbert -> Arniston Centre -> Nevilles Cross -> Ship Inn Middlestone Village -> Crossroad at Leeholme Road & Victoria Lane
Yarm -> Wolviston Yarm, The Cleveland Bay -> Eaglescliffe -> The Oddfellows -> Blackbush Walk -> St Paul’s Church -> Hartburn Lane -> Greens Lane/Oxbridge Lane -> Fairfield Road -> Darlington back lane/Felton -> Durham Road -> Junction Road -> Red House School -> Wolviston Road Roseberry roundabout -> Wolviston Garage on roundabout
HOW TO APPLY
If you're interested in applying for Year 10 or Sixth Form, please click here