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GPUTC welcomes the class of 2016

We opened our doors to 142 students and over 20 members of staff on Monday 12th September. The day featured a number of nervous and excited youngsters dressed in business wear being interviewed by BBC Look East and Radio Cambridgeshire as soon as they walked through the door!

The first day was full of crisp new shirts, shiny lanyards, excitable chatter, new timetables but most of all a fresh start. This was how our Principal Steve Warburton started his introductory briefing to our Year 10 and Year 12 students on that very first Monday morning. Steve made it clear, that every student had the chance to make a fresh start, and by choosing to join us at the UTC that is what they had been given.

Greater Peterborough UTC has seen an exceptional number of applications, taking in almost 25% over the target number of students. Through a combination of academic and technical learning, UTC students will complete their secondary eucation with the skills and qualifications they need to get a head start at university, get an apprenticeship or go straight into a job.

A new concept in secondary education, the UTC is the first of its kind in Peterborough and specialises in teaching Engineering and the Built Environment alongside traditional A Levels and GCSEs to students aged between 14 and 19. Greater Peterborough UTC is part of a wider movement of UTCs across the country: as of this academic year, 41 UTCs will be open.

Join us at our next open evening on Thursday 20th October from 6pm - 8pm to find out more about the Greater Peterborough UTC and how it may just be the right school for you.

You can watch us here on Look East:

You can listen to us here on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: BBC Radio Cambridgeshire 12 September 2016 08:23:34.