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

Reece, Computing

Banner image: Reece White

"The UTC appealed to me because it feels different to a traditional school. The teachers have been very supportive and I liked the fact it is a new school with the latest equipment and facilities.”

Reece White has enjoyed developing his computing skills at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and is looking forward to progressing onto university.

The 19-year-old has achieved a technical qualification in computing achieving a distinction distinction grade.

Now he is going on to study a Degree in Computer Science – Cyber Security at Staffordshire University. Reece said: “I feel absolutely amazing. I’m so pleased that I’ve got into my first choice university and that all of the hard work has finally paid off.”

Reece joined the UTC in Year 12 at the age of 16. He said: “I chose the UTC because I love computing. I’ve been interested in IT from being a young boy when my mum first bought me a PC.”

He added: “I also wanted a change. The UTC appealed to me because it feels different to a traditional school. The teachers have been very supportive and I liked the fact it is a new school with the latest equipment and facilities.”

During his studies, Reece worked on several employer set coursework computing projects that included creating an augmented reality game for the Army Cadet Force to train staff in navigation skills.

Dr Sarah Clark, Principal, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “Reece has made progress at the UTC, making valuable contributions to the computing both through academic and project work.”

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Ben, Engineering
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Maisie, Computing
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