Key facts for parents


  • Opened in Didcot in September 2015, with 140 places for girls and boys in Year 10 and Year 12
  • Open to students aged 14 to 19, with no more than 25-30 per class
  • Specialising in life sciences, physical sciences and advanced engineering
  • No fees
  • No entrance tests for Year 10
  • 15 mile catchment area, including Oxfordshire, Newbury and Reading
  • The school day runs from 8.30am to 4pm
  • The school year follows a similar pattern to that of other local secondary schools
  • UTC Oxfordshire offers a strong pastoral care system, allowing each student to be known and developed by every member of staff
  • All technology that our students use is up to industry standard
  • Supported by leading local employers to offer specialist learning and employer accreditation
  • Key Stage 4 curriculum (Years 10 and 11) – core GCSEs and options include additional GCSEs and BTEC qualifications
  • Key Stage 5 options (Years 12 and 13) – A-levels, BTEC qualifications, specialist learning and a strong emphasis on leadership and employability skills
  • Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's schoolClear progression for all students into higher education, further education, employment and apprenticeships
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