UTC Heathrow

Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Location: Hillingdon, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 14 - 19 years

About UTC Heathrow

Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC is a mixed University Technical College located in Northwood in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It offers its 14-19 year-old students a range of full-time technically oriented courses with an emphasis on aviation engineering, maths and science. It currently has some 200 students enrolled but this is expected to expand to its maximum capacity of 600.

Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC opened in 2014 in response to growing demand for high-calibre professional engineers and technicians, aided by partnerships with Brunel University London, and major local employers British Airways plc, Virgin Atlantic, Heathrow Airport and RAF Northolt. 

Students regularly get the chance to work on practical projects with these partners as part of their study, as well as more traditional classroom-based and workshop learning.


Barry Herson

Values and vision

 Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC has a mission to deliver an aviation and engineering focused curriculum, and to enable students with a wide ability range and from all backgrounds to develop knowledge, practical proficiency and business skills, with a view to preparing all students for an economically and socially successful adult life.

The college is committed to providing an employment-led focus, a culture of mutual respect and personal development for all students and staff, and to supporting every student to achieve his or her full potential. 


 “The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The headteacher is unequivocal about placing pupils’ welfare before all other priorities and has taken effective action to refine the school’s arrangements since joining.”

View Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC’s latest Ofsted report here

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Address: Potter Street, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1QG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 602 130