Welcome to UTC Reading
I am delighted to welcome you to UTC Reading. It is an absolute privilege to be the Principal of such a ground breaking and innovative learning environment where we like to do things differently. UTC Reading offers you an opportunity to focus your education at the age of 14 or 16, so that you are prepared for the world of work that faces you, when you progress from education into employment. We specialise in Engineering and Computing and deliver these specialisms through high quality technical qualifications alongside GCSE’s and A Levels. Our entire curriculum and student experienc...
What our students say
Take Five: Five questions answered by Heena, Year 12
Year 12 student Heena answers five questions about her experience of UTC Reading
Take Five video: Five questions answered by Sam, Year 13
Year 13 student Sam answers five questions about his experience of UTC Reading
Take Five: Five questions answered by Imashi, Year 13
Year 13 student Imashi answers five questions about her experience of UTC Reading
Take Five: Five questions answered by Sampath, Year 13
Year 13 student Sampath answers five questions about his experience of UTC Reading
Take Five: Five questions answered by Lotinha, Year 13
Year 13 student Lotinha answers five questions about her experience of UTC Reading
Take Five: Five questions answered by Simon, Year 13
Year 13 student Simon answers five questions about his experience of UTC Reading
Take Five: Five questions answered by Caitlin, Year 12
Year 12 student Caitlin answers five questions about her experience of UTC Reading
Take Five: Five questions answered by Kieron, Year 13
Year 13 student Kieron answers five questions about his experience of UTC Reading
Reon, Year 12
Reon has been at UTC Reading since Year 10 and hopes to get an engineering apprenticeship when he leaves after Year 13.
Emma Clarke, Year 13
Emma joined UTC Reading in Year 12 because she wanted to do the Engineering BTEC.
Karl Matthews, Year 13
Karl Matthews, Year 13 student at UTC Reading, was particularly attracted to the UTC because of the links with industry.
Robert Goodenough, Year 12
Robert Goodenough joined the UTC in Year 12, having been attracted to the facilities and specialisms in computing and engineering.
The staff at UTC Reading gave me confidence and encouraged me to do my best when I had a lot of doubts.
Studying at UTC Reading has given me a great personal learning journey and an amazing experience.
I will miss UTC Reading. They have a certain way of approaching learning and it suits me and many others looking for similar careers.
UTC Reading gave me the extra edge that companies are looking for.
Studying at UTC Reading gave me a brilliant hands-on experience as to what working will be like.
James Weeks, 18
I feel like I’m in a forward thinking environment, where we can try out new ideas and get involved in different projects.
Rebekah Kinchin, 14
I’m really enjoying my time at the UTC. I get to study subjects I love every day and use great technology.
Sophie Wooldridge, 17
I joined UTC Reading as I want to specialise in computer science. It also means I can get my A-levels in maths and physics.
Samkeliso Kimeinyi, 14
Alongside my normal classes, I’ve also been working towards professional Microsoft qualifications during independent learning time.
My superstar A* Architecture student! Congratulations Rachael #alevels2019 #alevelresultsday https://t.co/zzYdkElvUi
Wow, what a great day! Principal, Jonathan Nicholls, said: "I'm delighted to congratulate our students on their achievements, which are well-deserved after their hard work. I'm particularly pleased with the calibre of apprenticeships/degree apprenticeships & uni courses secured"
"Too many school and college leavers lack the abilities employers look for. UTCs give employers the chance to do something about it at the local level. We’re directly involved in UTC Reading designing the curriculum, choosing qualifications and delivering exciting projects which bring learning to life." Nigel Ward, Network Rail
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