Ofsted Grading

“The UTC is a haven for pupils”

Following a recent Ofsted inspection (26th-27th January 2016), we are pleased to announce that we have been graded GOOD with OUTSTANDING FEATURES.

This was our first ever Ofsted inspection and we are delighted with the grading.

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The report is a strong reflection of the commitment of all students and staff at the UTC. We are now looking forward to the next stage in our journey of providing a world class education for young People!” Phil Lloyd, Principal.

Effectiveness of leadership and management is: GOOD

“Strong leadership by the principal, governors and business partners drives a clear vision across the UTC. This ensures learners flourish with high quality experiences in science and healthcare.”

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is: GOOD

“Leaders, partners and governors have invested heavily to ensure pupils experience industry and university quality techniques and equipment, engaging and inspiring learners and invigorating teaching.”

16 to 19 study programme is: GOOD

“A key strength of the provision is the excellent links with local and national employers and their contribution to the enhancement of the curriculum and development of work related skills and attitudes. The UTC’s rich and diverse partnerships mean that learners participate in a range of stimulating projects and work experience which shapes their skills to a high level. As a result, learners are exceedingly well qualified for their next steps.”


The UTC has brought together education and industry to offer something truly unique to the city. The Ofsted report highlights the powerful impact that true collaboration plays for both our young people and the business we work closely with.” Ian Parry, Vice Principal.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare is: OUTSTANDING

“The UTC’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. The UTC is relentless in ensuring that pupils are safe within and beyond the building.”

“The behaviour of the pupils is outstanding. Excellent conduct, engagement in learning and significantly improved attendance are enabling pupils, including those who may have been disaffected earlier in their school lives, to make strong progress and believe in their futures.”

“The UTC is conspicuously successful in turning round the lives of young people.”

“The motto ‘every day is an interview’ is the backbone of UTC life. Consequently pupils are highly motivated and well supported with real world experience through well planned work placements. All pupils follow personalised pathways through ‘build my future’ programme which ensures future destinations are highly successful.”

Overall Effectiveness: GOOD

“The UTC provides an exciting, forward thinking curriculum for science and healthcare. Strong connections with employers and industry experts provide sophisticated and well-balanced learning experiences. These provide pupils with a spring board onto worthwhile destinations.”