Welcome from the Principal
Welcome to South Bank UTC. I am proud to be working with amazing students and staff, with world-class facilities and brilliant sponsor and partner links. This is an exciting time at the UTC, and I’m looking forward to building on the strong foundations already in place.
Our values are in place to help focus and guide our students in everything they do.
Innovation. Integrity and Intent.
Our innovative approach to teaching and learning allows creative thinking and develops problem solving skills. It helps to prepare our students for work, higher education and apprenticeships. Integrity is about professional conduct and trust in the quality of our work and the way our students conduct themselves. A clear intent drives forward our ambition to succeed and perform to the highest of our ability.
Our academic results continue to be excellent, with students achieving above national average in our BTEC courses. Progress has also improved, with more students moving into academic pathways. These high-quality technical and traditional courses are employability focused. We encourage our students to embrace opportunities and give them the skills needed for work and further education.
Industry standard facilities
Our facilities are industry standard, with equipment that encourages hands-on learning. Our advanced engineering workshops, laboratory, health, computing and personalised learned spaces are designed to be STEM focused. We offer technical opportunities that traditional schools can’t with 3D printing, laser cutting, robotics and virtual reality all forming part of our day to day learning. Find out more about our facilities.
We are part of the LSBU Group is a family of education providers, led by London South Bank University. They share our passion to provide excellent, accessible and supportive education to enhance career outcomes. Our co-sponsors have helped to develop a curriculum that sets students up for the real working world. Skanska, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College NHS Foundation Trusts are leading names in Engineering and Health. They deliver projects where students solve real world problems, and give them opportunities that makes them stand out from the crowd. Find out more about LSBU Group and our sponsors.
Our specialisms in engineering and health link to the proud heritage in London. Engineering is about more than just building things; it’s about being creative, practical and aims to make the world a better place. Opportunities in Health continue to grow, as we develop the next generation of nurses, midwives, oncologists, physiotherapists and many more. We focus on allowing students to apply their own imagination, ideas and creativity to their learning, while also developing soft skills like teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
As a specialist comprehensive academy, we are non-selective, charge no fees and are inspected by Ofsted. We are open to students aged 14-19 who show ambition for a different kind of education. We are innovative in the way we work, meaning students who choose to study here often go into university, higher-level apprenticeships or straight into employment.
Our students are motivated, creative and adapt well to an academic and technical environment. They are given support to become self-managers and team players. We have a business-like way of working, with a professional working day and business dress.
We offer opportunities most traditional schools can’t – come and see for yourself!
Austin Sheppard, Principal