UTC Warrington is a University Technical College that combines the specialist curriculum with the pastoral care and support that is traditionally offered by secondary schools and academies. On this page you can find out more about the UTC and the day-to-day operations.
At UTCW, your well-being and happiness is of primary importance to us. As a small college we can offer a high level of guidance and support. All students will be assigned a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) and it is their role to offer guidance and support to you throughout your time at UTCW. Each team is led by a Progress Leader and supported by the Welfare Officer, Attendance Officer and Assistant Principal for Inclusion.
In terms of behaviour, our policy reflects the world-of-work. Disruption in the classroom and around the college is not tolerated. In an environment where specialist equipment is prominent and business leaders are frequent, it is a priority that a professional code of conduct is adhered to.
Our working day starts at 8.30am and finishes at 3.00pm Monday – Thursday and 2.00pm on Friday. Built into the week are opportunities for study and enrichment activities which take place between 3.00pm and 4.00pm Monday – Thursday.
The UTCW timetable is characterised by taught specialist subjects, alongside core academic subjects. Beyond the taught curriculum, there is a range of activities available to students that allow them to fully explore their interests.
Student Dress Code
First impressions count. We want all UTC Warrington students to have a competitive edge. Our students will regularly work alongside university and employer partners; we want them to look professional and integrate seamlessly.
The dress code for Year 10 and Year 11 is Business Dress, including a matching 2-piece suit (navy, grey, black), white shirt, UTCW tie and smart shoes.
Sixth Form students are permitted to wear their own business dress, in line with UTCW standards.
The following items are not permitted: Casual boots/shoes, trainers, jackets and outdoor coats, jeans. The dress code is underpinned by a common sense approach. Ambiguities surrounding it should focus around the question ‘would you wear that to a formal job interview?’
The Principal & Chief Executive retains the final decision on all matters relating to the dress code. Repeated defiance of the dress code will result in parents being contacted and students being told to return home for appropriate attire.
The dress code will be reviewed annually. Students and parents views will be sought before any changes are implemented.
All students must wear a UTC Warrington Lanyard and ID Card when around the college building.
The UTC building is situated on Dallam Lane, close to Warrington Central Railway Station and Warrington Bus Interchange. Transport access to the building is excellent.
Warrington Interchange is located a few minutes from the college building. The interchange is served by local buses from across Warrington and other operators serve areas including St Helens, Widnes, Irlam, and Liverpool.
The UTC is located opposite Warrington Central. This station is served by trains between Liverpool and Manchester via Widnes.
Warrington Bank Quay is on the West Coast Mainline and is ten-minute walk from UTCW. This station has connections to Earlestown, Crewe and Wigan.
UTC Warrington has no dedicated car park. If you are travelling to the college by car, please use one of the nearby pay & display facilities which are located next door to the UTC building. There is no designated drop off point outside the college building. Please use alternative drop off locations (Winwick Street/Warrington Central) to avoid Dallam Lane becoming congested at peak times.