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Another university technical college looks set to bite the dust

Another university technical college looks set to close just three years after opening. Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC, named...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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MPs question £3m spent on UTC membership body

An influential cross-party group of MPs has raised concerns over the value for money offered by the membership body...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Ofsted praises ‘outstanding’ UTC with 100% progression rate

A university technical college in Hull has been dubbed a “guiding light in the education sector” after being rated...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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UTC turns the tables and comes to the aid of a MAT

A north-west England university technical college has become the latest of its type to move towards joining a multi-academy...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Top DfE boss: Our cost-cutting consultants found £10m savings in UTCs

Government cost-saving consultants have been parachuted into most of the country’s university technical colleges to help them tackle soaring...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Licence fees to almost double for cash-strapped UTCs

The Baker Dearing Trust is set to double the membership fee that university technical colleges have to pay, meaning...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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UTC support charity paid £7k for Lord Baker’s personal secretary

The Baker Dearing Educational Trust spent nearly £7,000 funding a personal secretary for UTC architect Lord Baker, while raising...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Year 10 numbers dip at UTCs despite claims to the contrary

The organisation behind the university technical college programme has claimed the number of 14-year-olds studying at the institutions is...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Pupil destinations will trump Progress 8 as headline measure for UTCs

The Department for Education is changing the way it judges the success of university technical colleges and studio schools,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson