UTC Reading

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Post 16

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Crescent Road
East Reading
Reading
RG1 5RQ
01189381020
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Pupils
453
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Ages
14 - 19
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
University technical college
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(20/5/15)
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65%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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University Technical College Reading (UTC) opened in 2013. This is the first inspection carried out since it opened. The UTC has a range of lead and associate business partners. The sponsor for UTC Reading is Activate Learning. Lead academic and industry partners are: University of Reading; Microsoft; Cisco; Network Rail and Peter Brett Associates LLP. Associate partners are: CGI; On-systems Limited; Keysight Teachnologies; Thames Water; Denford; Autodesk; Prodigy Learning; Filemaker; Sytel Reply; Fujitsu; Francis Construction; Keir Construction; Salesforce; We.Know.Data; the Army; Rockwell Collins; the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board and the Women’s Engineering Society. In addition, Reading Rugby Club is an associate community partner to the UTC. The curriculum at the UTC is specialised to focus on computer science and engineering. A core part of the UTC’s provision is delivered through the college’s work with business partners. The UTC is much smaller than an average secondary school and has students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13. The sixth form is smaller than average. There is a much smaller proportion of girls at the UTC than boys than is nationally the case. The proportion of students eligible for the government’s pupil premium grant is smaller than average. The proportion of students of a minority ethnic heritage is slightly higher than average at just over a third. More than one in ten students have a first language which is not English; this is in line with the national average. The proportion of students with a disability or special educational needs is average. No students attend alternative provision. The Principal provides mentoring and support to newly appointed Principals from other UTCs and works closely with the Baker Dearing Trust.

UTC Reading Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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