We are expanding to take on Year 7 pupils in September 2020
We have been given the ministerial green light to extend our age range to accept Year 7 students.
From September 2020 we will be educating children aged 11 to 19, as opposed to 14 to 19, matching other secondary schools in the area.
There will be 120 places available in Year 7, with the college, part of the Reach South Academy Trust, offering Key Stage 3 education as well as Key Stages 4 and 5. The Year 7 students will attend STEAM Academy within the UTC family, following an internationally–recognised curriculum, helping them to develop their core academic knowledge and give them the skills they need for success in the future.
Polly Lovell, principal of UTC Plymouth said: “The STEAM Academy will provide all its students with the experiences, skills and values needed to prepare them for success at each stage of their future: examination courses at UTC Plymouth, apprenticeships, and university pathways, to secure careers within the globally competitive 21st century.
“We are delighted to be offering such a personalised academic education to students at a younger age and look forward to meeting prospective students at our open days.”
Nearly 55% of the jobs in Plymouth are now STEAM based with employers looking for key industry skills and students who embody UTC Plymouth’s key values of Dedication, Discipline, Resilience, Professionalism and Respect. The college has already created, developed and fostered close working relationships with local, national and international businesses and industry partners; including an affiliation with sponsors, the Royal Navy and Babcock International.
Alongside the growth in year groups, we are also investing in a brand new multi-use game area pitch, providing state-of-the-art sports facilities for our growing student body.
Dean Ashton, chief executive of Reach South said: “In a short time, UTC Plymouth has established itself as an exciting place to learn and to develop – Polly Lovell and her team are doing brilliant work to change the face of education in Plymouth. UTC Plymouth is providing an education that helps their students aspire beyond expectations, and it is wonderful news that even more young people are going to benefit from their unique offer.”
Councillor Jon Taylor, Cabinet member for education, skills and transformation added: “As a council we are absolutely committed to increasing the number of young people taking STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths – at school, college and university and we want to encourage and support more women to go into STEM careers.
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