Wednesday, March 23, 2016
*September 2017 start. Subject to public consultation.
Our mission, is to provide students with world-class skills, experience and opportunities which will allow them to enter the world of work or higher education with ease and confidence. This is why we always listen to requests from our community and search for ways to improve.
The local primary schools have engaged with us several times in the past few years, and we have had many young people visiting our open events that were were really anxious to join us. They were, however, disappointed that they would have to wait a few years before they reach the right age.
Therefore, we have decided to begin working towards taking students from Years 7, 8 and 9 as well as Year 10. This would allow for a smooth transition from a primary school rather than a change of environment half-way through a secondary school.
We are entering into a period of public consultation.
We believe that this change would provide many young people with access to amazing opportunities and provide them with a completely new and exciting concept in education. The nature of our curriculum for years 10 – 13 would remain unchanged. Years 7 – 9 would still follow the National Curriculum which would be adapted to fit within the realms of a University Technical College.
David Edmondson, our principal said:
“We want Daventry UTC to become a UTC with its own feeder Key Stage 3. This would open the door to new opportunities for local students, who we are sad to see migrating to schools in Warwickshire. Daventry has fantastic schools and we want to do our very best to keep local students in local schools.
There still is a lot for us to do and the public consultation period will be a lengthy process. However, we aim to have our first intake of Year 7, 8 and 9 students in September 2017.”
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