UTC Oxfordshire opened in September 2015 from a new, purpose-built facility at Didcot’s Great Western Park.
The school became the county’s first UTC and will provide a high-quality education option for 14 to 19-year-olds interested in a future in science or engineering.
Our aspiration is for UTC Oxfordshire to provide scientifically focused and high technology education for a broad catchment area. The science and engineering specialisms, supporting the growth of Oxfordshire’s ‘science vale’ and STEM employment sectors, will also draw in young people from further afield to create a regional centre of excellence.
UTC Oxfordshire has been developed in partnership with the University of Reading, Royal Holloway University, and leading employers. The lead industry partners are Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, RM Education, MINI Plant Oxford and IBM. Lead academic partners are Royal Holloway, University of London and University of Reading.
Find out more about UTC Oxfordshire, including forthcoming taster events, on our website.
What our partners say
“UK Atomic Energy Authority needs to deliver new technology and challenging projects to meet the demands of fusion research. The UTC helps us to solve the skills shortage by providing young apprentices, technicians and engineers to keep UK Atomic Energy Authority at the forefront of fusion technology and engineering excellence.” (David Martin, Operations Director, UK Atomic Energy Authority)
“The UK needs to boost its high-skills base to generate long-term growth and keep pace globally. UTCs are one of the keys to bridging the gap – giving top-class vocational education which equip young people for work and life. We are delighted to back an excellent initiative to boost the regional economy and help transform young people’s lives.” (Professor Gavin Brooks, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) University of Reading)