After visiting the college’s open events, inspired by the exciting opportunities and compelling teachers, he made the brave decision to leave the local community college he had been attending since year 7. As parents, we were naturally concerned; not least because it would mean leaving somewhere familiar, but also it would involve much longer travel time, longer school days and the risk that comes with joining an educational establishment that had much to prove.
He has always had a keen interest in science, technology and engineering so we felt that UTC was the place with an ethos and curriculum that could empower him and help recognise his potential. So he took a leap of faith and we supported his decision to transfer school.
He instantly settled into UTC and has not looked back. UTC has brought out an amazingly quick transformation; our son seems instantly more confident, motivated and educationally stimulated. He is so much happier going to school, much more curious and optimistic about the future.
Polly and her staff are offering a bespoke education, for those young people looking to follow pathways into a S.T.E.M. career.
The open events are a great example of life at the college. I would encourage you to visit the college during a typical working day, to experience for yourself what the college has to offer your child.
UTC Is on a great journey, and we are delighted that our son has become part of it. “
DM - Parent, November 2018
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