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

Grace, Sport Science

Banner image: Grace Knott

“I’m really proud to be doing something different and going into what has traditionally been a male dominated industry."

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park student Grace Knott is blazing a trail.

The 16-year-old is going on to an advanced practical modern apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce in Derby where she will train to be a welder.

Grace has achieved nine GCSEs, with some strong grades, and a technical qualification in sport science at distinction distinction.

Now Grace is looking forward to starting the world of work where she will earn as she learns on the apprenticeship whilst gaining a qualification at the same time.

She said: “Things have gone well and I’m really happy with my results. I chose the UTC because I felt that it would give me the best chance of pursuing my dreams and it has fantastic facilities.

Grace added: “I’m really proud to be doing something different and going into what has traditionally been a male dominated industry. On an apprenticeship, I can train in the workplace and get the skills that my employer needs.”

She continued: “I’ve always loved creating things and problem solving and that’s why a career in engineering appeals to me. At the same, I’ve always been very sporty and played football. Now I’ve decided to pursue my interest in engineering.”

Dr Sarah Clark, Principal of UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “We are delighted that Grace has secured a competitive and well-deserved apprenticeship with a prestigious engineering company such as Rolls-Royce.”

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