How to Apply for Year 10

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The UTC has fewer students and smaller class sizes than most ‘ordinary’ schools. This provides the time and resources for us to get to know each student individually, leads to the development of positive and supportive relationships between students and staff, and creates a close-knit and supportive community. 

For this reason, we only have 120 spaces available in year 10 next September. This year we received an unprecedented number of applications at an early stage, and unfortunately we are now oversubscribed. 

We are operating a waiting list that is open to all unsuccessful applicants. Please inform us as soon as possible by emailing if you would like your child to be placed on the waiting list. 

Joining the UTC in year 10 is a big decision for a young person and based on past evidence we would expect a few students to change their mind prior to September. For this reason, it is likely that places will become available at a later date. 

An applicant’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with our over-subscription criteria. The following criteria in rank order will be used to allocate places: 

1.       Applicants who are, or who have previously been, in public care. 

2.       Applicants whose siblings already attend the UTC and continue to do so on the date of admission.  

3.       Applicants whose parents/carers are employed directly by the UTC. 

4.       Other students. 

At the end of each calendar month we will review if there are any places available. Priority will be given to students that meet the above criteria, and from then on places will be randomly allocated.

If you have any questions about the online admissions process please contact us at either or on 01522 775990.

Click here to apply online for Y10