Welcome to UTC Reading
UTC Reading opened in September 2013 for boys and girls aged 14 to 19 living in the catchment area. Our UTC specialises in Engineering and Computing, alongside a broad and balanced curriculum. We benefit from the support of local and national employers and leading universities. In December 2017 UTC Reading became one of only 60 schools in the country to be awarded the prestigious World Class Schools Quality Mark. Our aim is to become a world-class centre of excellence in computer science and engineering education for 14 to 19 year old girls and boys, who are committed to s...
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.
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Are you interested in the Tech/Accountancy/Business sector? Ernst & Young are holding a Workshops & Networking evening on 11th March in their Reading Offices! Suitable for Year 12 & 13, FREE & starts at 5pm. Please contact us to secure your place! #UTCRCareers
WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY Year 12 & 13 students only. BMW Mini Plant in Oxford, Mechanical Engineering. 3 placements in March and 2 available in May. Application form sent to students internally. #UTCRCareers
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS Our Year 11 students have an awesome day ahead of them developing key employability skills from resilience & emotional intelligence, to CV Writing & interview skills! THIS, is what prepares our students for the world of work @UTCReading #UTCRCareers
"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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- Three Year 12 UTC Reading students have created a student-run radio station within a week, to help build a strong sense of community at the...
- Pipeline Programme Day 3 – cryptography, TeenTech and resilience
- TEC Partners collaborated with UTC Reading to provide students with CV Clinics with leading academic and industry partners.
- UTC Reading welcomed over 200 prospective students and their families to its Open Event on Wednesday 22, focusing on the...
- Sixth form students at UTC Reading are preparing for a day of CV Clinics on Wednesday 15 2020.
- PPEs for Year 11 & 13Monday 02nd March – Friday 13th March 8:00am – 5:00pm