UTC Swindon

Swindon, United Kingdom

Location: Swindon, 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 Swindon


About UTC Swindon

Located in the heart of the historic Railway Village, UTC Swindon is a co-educational University Technical College, specialising in Engineering and Digital Technology. The school offers places to students aged 14-19. 

The school was founded in 2014, joining the Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET) in September 2017. The campus combines traditional and modern architecture, state of the art specialist engineering and digital technology equipment and facilities within an inspirational learning environment. We currently have 125 students and will grow to a capacity of around 500 in the coming years.

With an increasing demand for skilled and work-ready young people to fill the STEM employment gap, UTC Swindon is well placed both locally and regionally in rising to this challenge. Students follow a general core curriculum in Key Stage 4, along with specialist qualifications in Engineering and Digital Technology. Sixth Form courses concentrate on STEM qualifications at Level 3, with English Literature growing in popularity.

Industrial partners are central to our work in delivering talented, appropriately qualified and motivated young people and regular experiences and real-life employer set projects, bring significant elements of students’ work into relevance. All students undertake work experience placements in Years 10 and 12. Consequently, we have exceptional positive progression rates for students at the ages of 16 and 18. In 2018, 75% of Year 13 students advanced into apprenticeship programmes.

Values and Vision

UTC Swindon is part of the Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET), with a central vision to “Transform lives through learning.” We have an ethos based on collaboration through our values of Respect, being Organised, Constructive and Kind. This underpins our mission:

“To raise aspirations and transform lives through Engineering and Technology by inspiring our students to contribute and influence the modern world, by meeting the intellectual and emotional demands of a dynamic local and global community.”

Students and staff work together to ensure the best possible outcomes and we strive to support all to be successful and thrive as members of our community.

If you inspired to make a real difference in creating the next generation of STEM pioneers and innovators, in a field that is consistently failing to recruit, UTC Swindon could well be the place for you!

I look forward to meeting you.

Jon Oliver


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Address: Bristol Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5ET, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1793 207920
What people say about us

“He entered UTC a very emotional little boy who had potential to excel in every area of life if he’d let himself. He leaves a confident young man who has changed in so many good ways and this, I believe has to do with the excellent college UTC Swindon is! Not only has he exceeded my expectations academically but is less emotional and his confidence has increased too - he no longer walks around with his head bowed, it’s held up high where it should be!”

- Ex Year 11 parent