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Welcome to UTC Reading

UTC Reading opened in September 2013 for boys and girls aged 14 to 19 living in the catchment area. The UTC specialises in Engineering and Computer Science, alongside a broad and balanced curriculum and benefits from the support of local and national employers and leading universities. Life as a student at UTC Reading will be unlike any school experience you’ve ever had before. Using the latest technology, you will learn through projects and practical activities. Teaching staff run lessons and seminars to introduce new topics and are always on hand to offer ...

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.

  • Katie Munday

    The staff at UTC Reading gave me confidence and encouraged me to do my best when I had a lot of doubts.

  • Sean Chapman

    Studying at UTC Reading has given me a great personal learning journey and an amazing experience.

  • Joe Bond

    I will miss UTC Reading. They have a certain way of approaching learning and it suits me and many others looking for similar careers.

  • Jai Allen

    UTC Reading gave me the extra edge that companies are looking for.

  • Rebecca Morris

    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.

  • "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

Case Studies

  • Women in STEM: Cisco apprenticeship case study

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  • Prudential: Partnership develops future talent

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  • John Lewis partnership

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  • Internet of Things - Supporting Reading Year of Culture

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  • Risk-Taking and Problem-Solving Week - developing risk taking, building resilience

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  • Kier Consortium and UTC Reading secure CITB funding

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  • STEM - Children and the Chocolate Factory

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  • Microsoft Global Showcase School

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  • Cisco Careers

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  • Calling local employers


      UTC Reading is calling for local employers in the digital, science and technology field to work with us to bring industry knowledg...
  • Brains put to the test in Biology Challenge


    Year 10 and 12 UTCR students were tested to see whether they know their chlorophyll from their chromosomes in a national Biology Challenge r...
  • Pride month


    This month (June) we are celebrating Pride, which every year marks the contribution of the LGBTQIA+ community to the world.
  • Innovation Ben inspiring future inventors


    Inspiring the designers and engineers of tomorrow has long been one of our major goals at UTC Reading, and now a lifelong friendship between...
  • Making the most of differences


    ‘Our differences are what make us unique and it’s ok to embrace them’ is the continued message from UTC Reading’s SE...

Upcoming Events

    • Active Learning
    • Microsoft
    • Cisco
    • University of Reading
    • Network Rail
    • Peter Brett