Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Sunday, October 18th 2020
  • A Year 9 student has tested positive for Covid-19 and Year 9 parents/carers are asked to download our letter. Year 9 students are being asked to isolate and return to school after half-term on Monday 2 November.
  • The UTC remains open for all other year groups.
  • When Sheffield moved into the Tier 2, high risk category, we had to cancel tours of the UTC, but we are currently looking at strategies to enable tours in some format in the near future. We will be in touch as soon as possible about transition meetings/possible tours.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Friday, October 16th 2020

All students will be able to return to learning on site at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park full-time – week commencing Monday, October 19th 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please note our campus tours are going ahead in single family groups.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are running virtual events to hear about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, the Curriculum Director and staff, and our employer partners.

Computing Showcase:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-:6:20pm

Health Sciences & Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science Showcase: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Christian, Computing

“I’ve had a great time at the UTC. I’ve really enjoyed both the academic and technical learning, and the opportunity to taking part in other projects."

Christian Marriott is making history by being the first student from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to secure a place at one of the world’s top universities.

The 18-year-old is going on to Mansfield College at the University of Oxford to study a Degree in Mathematics after a top set of grades in his academic and technical qualifications.

Christian achieved grades A*, A* and A in maths, further maths and computer science. He also gained a distinction in a computing technical qualification. He said: “It was a bit of a shock when I opened my results and really exciting to know I’ve got my university place.”

Christian joined the UTC in Year 12 at the age of 16. He was inspired to apply to the University of Oxford after taking part in a maths summer school, organised by the United Kingdom Maths Trust, when he was 16. This involved spending a week at St Anne’s College, Oxford.

He explained: “If it hadn’t been for the summer school, I wouldn’t have considered applying to Oxford. It sparked my interest in maths and I fell in love with the university as it felt so different to anything I’d known – it just felt right being there.”

As part of his studies at the UTC, Christian was also part of a team selected to represent the UK in the Vex Robotics World Championships. The competition involved a team of UTC students performing a series of technical tasks involving a robot that they had designed, built and programmed.

He added: “I’ve had a great time at the UTC. I’ve really enjoyed both the academic and technical learning, and the opportunity to taking part in other projects. The Vex Robotics competition helped me develop team working, problem solving and time management skills.”

Dr Sarah Clark, Principal, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “We are delighted that Christian has secured a well-deserved place for mathematics at the University of Oxford, which is a first for UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.”

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Reece, Computing
Bella, Creative and Digital
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