UTC Reading

Reading, United Kingdom

Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 14 - 19 years

About UTC Reading

Located in Reading, Berkshire, UTC Reading is a co-educational University Technical College. The school offers places to students aged 14-19. UTC Reading covers a large culturally diverse catchment area, a fact reflected in its student intake. The school was founded in 2013, and exists on a modern campus. As such the school can boast of an extensive range of modern facilities, with dedicated buildings for each subject as well as modern industry-sponsored learning labs. UTC Reading has around 320 students, over half of whom reside in the school’s sixth form. 


Mr Jonathan Nicholls

Values and Vision

University technical colleges are a new type of school in which the curriculum is geared heavily towards employability and skills. UTC Reading is heavily focused on engineering and computer science, providing a high-quality curriculum in co-operation with industry partners. The school works closely with a number of external bodies such as the University of Reading, Microsoft and Network Rail. This is intended to ensure that students are able to maximise their employability and relevance in the modern workplace. Although engineering and computer science are the main focuses of the school, UTC Reading does still offer a strong wider curriculum with subjects such as humanities and languages.


“The business-like ethos of the college permeates all aspects of learning. Students are prepared exceptionally well for their future lives in modern Britain.”

The full report into UTC Reading can be found here.

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Address: Crescent Road, East Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5RQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9381020