Welcome to South Bank Engineering UTC. I am incredibly proud to work with such fine cohorts of students and staff, matched by our brand new building, outstanding facilities and excellent sponsor and partner links.
We are well on track to achieve excellent academic results in our GCSE, A level and BTEC courses. These high-quality technical courses related to our engineering specialism, alongside the traditional subjects required at Key Stage 4, are underpinned by a guiding vision to promote students’ employability so that they can embrace the opportunities presented by the future economy and thrive in a competitive, professional environment.
Our facilities are host to industry-standard equipment for hands-on learning. Phase 1 of our building on Brixton Hill is now complete, with advanced engineering workshops supplemented by laboratory, computing and personalised learning spaces designed specifically for the STEM curriculum. Our workshops are the envy of many universities, let alone schools, with 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machinery, robotics and virtual reality all extensively used in our day to day learning.
We are privileged to be sponsored by London South Bank University and co-sponsored by world-leading employers such as Skanska, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College NHS Foundation Trusts. Our partners are fully engaged and work with us to design and deliver real life projects where students solve real world problems and learn hands-on and across a range of subject areas. This contextualised learning and experience of the workplace gives our students the edge academically as they develop understanding grounded in the real world. Students develop the technical skills and exposure to working practices to set them apart from their peers.
Our specialisms in engineering link to the proud heritage in London. Engineering is much more than building things: it is creative, practical and aims to make the world a better place for future generations. We focus on allowing our students to apply their own imagination, ideas and creativity in their learning in an engineering context, not forgetting to develop their transferable ‘soft skills’ including teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
As a specialist comprehensive academy, we are non-selective, charge no fees, open to students aged 14-19 (with cohorts entering in either Year 10 or Year 12) and are inspected by Ofsted. Given our very specialist, innovative way of working, students who choose to study with us have pathways into university but may also choose to pursue higher-level apprenticeships or aim for employment.
Our students are exceptionally motivated young people with a thirst to be creative and to work in an academic, technical environment. They are given support to become effective self-managers and team players, and they are in tune with our business-like way of working, with a professional working day, little homework and business dress rather than a traditional uniform. We offer opportunities far beyond those in a traditional school – you should come and see for yourself.
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From the very first look at South Bank Engineering UTC you’ll realise that they are something special.