Welcome to UTC Warrington;
We are Warrington’s first Key Stage 4 and 6th Form academy dedicated to providing a specialist curriculum that excels in Science and Engineering. Our £10 million iconic building was completed in September 2016, complete with £1m of specialist engineering and digital equipment. In our first year of opening, we have been over-subscribed at Key Stage 4; a trend set to continue in 2017/18 as we further develop opportunities to get young people into the best careers in Warrington and beyond.
At UTCW, we aim to create a unique, aspirational, technical and academic curriculum, which prepares our students for an exciting career. This could be via full time university study, a degree apprenticeship or direct entry into employment. Alongside our powerful network of employer and university partners, getting students into outstanding destinations is our passion. At the heart of this lies our aspiration for students to achieve the best Maths, English, Science and Engineering outcomes at GCSE and A Level.
With close support from our university sponsor, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), we reap the benefit of their expertise by supporting students’ access into high-quality Higher Education provision, as well as the technical know-how of the academic experts at the MMU School of Science Engineering and Faculty of Education. Whether delivering master classes and technical projects with students, or upskilling staff through CPD, MMU are helping us deliver education to the highest level.
Centrally located with excellent train and bus transport links on our doorstep, UTC Warrington is accessible for students far and wide. I look forward to working with students, parents, MMU and employers alike, as we continue to establish UTC Warrington as an outstanding, unique and dynamic educational institution.
Lee Barber, Principal & Chief Executive
An Ideal Location
The college is located in the heart of the town, in close proximity to Warrington Bus Interchange and Warrington Central train station, making it an ideal location for students from across the town to travel to for their studies.
Warrington has over four times the proportion of jobs in engineering activities compared to the average for the rest of England; representing a total of 5,100 employees and totals 27,500 within just a 30 minute drive of Warrington. The town also has twice the national average of employees working in electricity, gas and steam and hosts a number of large businesses associated with the energy and nuclear industry, supporting over 4,500 employees locally.
We Offer Something Different
The UTC is supported by a wealth of local and regional employers in the science and engineering sectors, who are committed to a shared goal of providing young people with a clear direction in life, whilst generating the skilled workforce of the future. UTC Warrington’s specialisms of science and engineering are in tune with the employment needs of our employer partners, who, together with the UTC, share an ethos founded on business-practice principles.
There is a collective belief that students, staff, and employer partners form a unique learning community who unite in a commitment to achievement and aspiration. Students are motivated to succeed by following a personalised pathway and working toward clear goals with rewarding real-world career prospects.
After training at UTC Warrington, young people will be able to compete effectively for roles or apprenticeship places at 16, 18, and after university. We want to ensure that every student is employable at each entry point, thus giving the UTC generation the best chance of success in a changing, challenging and global corporate world.