11. University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is now delivering its school admissions service through Achieving for Children, a community interest company set up in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston and the London Borough of Richmond.
The Admissions Team is now operating a call back service only. Priority will be given to calls where the information is not available on the website or in the relevant guides.
Applying for a place at a University Technical College or Studio School
These schools offer an alternative education to a typical 11-18 secondary school, and usually admit pupils in either Year 9 or Year 10.
University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are set up by universities and businesses, and specialise in one or two technical subjects. At GCSE they offer a similar curriculum to a typical 11-18 secondary school, including the basics of English and Mathematics, as well as their specialist subject(s).
Studio Schools also have employer involvement in the curriculum. They focus on developing the skills needed for employment, involving personal coaching and work experience, alongside a similar curriculum to a typical 11-18 secondary school.
Below is a list of UTCs and Studio schools within a reasonable travelling distance which you may wish to consider. For information on all UTC's available please visit http://www.utcolleges.org/utcs/.
If you decide that you would like to apply for a place at any of these schools, please refer to their website for details of the application process. Admissions to these schools are not managed by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead School Admissions team.
Specialism: Computer science | Engineering
Address: Crescent Road, East Reading, RG1 5RQ
Global Academy UTC
Specialism: Creative, technical and broadcast and digital media
Address: The Old Vinyl Factory, Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 1HA
Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC (Opening September 2017)
Specialism: Transport engineering | Construction
Address: Sutherland Street, London, SW1V 4LH
Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC
Specialism: Aviation engineering | Engineering
Address: Potter Street, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1QG
Specialism: Computer science | Travel and tourism | Hospitality | Event management
Address: Colonial Way, Watford, WD24 4PT
Specialism: Science (Life sciences and physical sciences) | Engineering
Address: UTC Oxfordshire, Greenwood Way, Harwell, Didcot, OX11 6BZ
Bucks University Technical College
Specialism: IT and computing | Construction
Address: Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8PB
Specialism: Multimedia | Production arts | Digital technology and communication for entertainment industries
Address: Studio Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5NN
South Bank Engineering UTC
Specialism: Engineering for building and health sectors
Address: 56 Brixton Hill, Brixton, London, SW2 1QS
Parkside Studio College
Specialism: Creative Media | Construction | Health and Social Care |Hospitality and Catering |Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy| Sport and Leisure
Location: Hayes, Middlesex
Address: Wood End Green Road, Hayes, UB3 2SE
Space Studio West London
Specialism: Space | Aerospace| Science | Maths
Location: Feltham, Middlesex
Address: Letchworth Avenue, Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 9RY