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.
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.
Business Takeover Day supported by @MyKindaFuture @dentsuUK @MDLZ @CadburyUK @coopuk Students were set a live brief to come up with a marketing campaign to tackle food waste & fairer access to food @fareshareuk! Some incredible project ideas & presentations! https://t.co/bBiNK6hSQM
Fujitsu, SSE & Thames Water Experience Programmes! A big thank you to our industry partners for delivering Day 1 of these programmes for our Year 12 & 13 students, giving them an insight into the world of work! @fujitsu_uk, @thameswater #transforminglivesthroughlearning https://t.co/zDftYtkES7
Year 13 Destinations Morning! A huge thank you to @portsmouthuni, @oxfordbrookes, @JaneMarshallpsi and Zaki our Alumni Degree Apprentice at @nationalgriduk for coming in and speaking with our Year 13 students all about their future options! #transforminglivesthroughlearning https://t.co/E4WnGCsxaK
We had a fantastic range of virtual workshops from @AWE_plc on Project Management, Engineering Design to Manufacture and Computers of the Future! How awesome! #worldofworkweek #wowweek https://t.co/jPAn8SS88g
"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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- Vice Principal Neil Pouney has received Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant’s Meritorious Award for his achievements with UCT Reading...
- A team from Sage are helping out with an Agile software development project.
- UTC Reading is delighted to have formally signed a joint agreement with our friends and neighbours Maiden Erlegh School in Reading to establ...
- Three staff members awarded Microsoft Innovator in Education Expert (MIEE) status
- UTC Reading and UTC Oxfordshire students teamed up at Santa Pod Raceway