Applications for the highly anticipated Doncaster UTC are set to open on 1 September 2019.
The UTC, which will open in September 2020 and in its first year have capacity for up to 150 students in both Y9 and Y12, is now inviting young people to begin the application process which will be available on the Doncaster UTC website from 1 September.
Doncaster UTC will be a distinctive school for 13-19 year olds led by employers to provide an innovative and engaging vocational learning environment and unique learning experience. With a core curriculum based around STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, the UTC will provide an opportunity for learners to specialise in advanced engineering and creative and digital technologies.
Alongside an academic curriculum, students at the UTC will benefit from a wealth of vocational opportunities driven by the involvement of some key employers from across the borough who are playing a crucial role as the UTC strives to provide a workforce for the future and ensure Doncaster’s economic sustainability in key sectors.
The UTC will be based in an iconic new learning environment built in Doncaster town centre and is set to be part of a new Multi Academy Trust called the Brighter Futures Learning Partnership Trust (BFLPT) alongside a number of primary schools and Hungerhill School.
Garath Rawson, principal of Doncaster UTC, said: “It is an incredibly exciting time for us here at Doncaster UTC as we get ready to start accepting applications from Y9 and Y12 students who will be our first cohort when we open for the 2020/21 academic year. We hope to receive applications from a range of different people including girls and young women who have an interest in STEM subjects.
“Having a UTC in the town will improve the employability of students. Key to this is the combination of vocational and academic learning that we’ll be able to offer, to bring the real world into the classroom. We’re offering a real opportunity for families and potential students who are looking for something different from their education.”
To find out more about Doncaster UTC and to meet the new principal a special event in being held by Doncaster UTC on Tuesday 10 September 2019 at the National College for High Speed Rail from 4.30pm-7pm.
Added Garath: “Our ‘Meet the Principal’ event is the ideal opportunity for parents, carers and students to come along and find out everything there is to know about Doncaster UTC and the excellent education pathway that it will provide. I’ll be on hand on answer any questions and explain what my vision is for the UTC. I’m really looking forward to meeting as many interested people as possible as we embark on this exciting journey.”
Posted: 27 August, 2019