North East Futures UTC


NBS Atrium Tom Helyer


Dear parents/carers

Thank you for your ongoing support and kind messages sent to us by email and on social media – much appreciated in these challenging times.


I am happy to confirm that our site will remain open for vulnerable and critical worker children if needed over the Easter break. Opening times are 9-3 and include the bank holiday. I thank staff for volunteering their time for keeping the site open over the next 2 weeks. Please get in touch on 0191 9179888 or email [email protected] if you have any queries about this offer.

We are proving a huge pack of suggested activities for students to complete over Easter – thank you Rachel for your excellent work putting this together and to all staff for suggesting engaging, fun and useful ways to spend time whilst we all stay at home during the Easter break.

Note – students are not expected to complete all the activities – these are provided as suggestions and they will not need to be submitted to teachers.

I thank students for sending their daily ‘safe and well’ email to their tutor. These emails help create a positive routine and support a good balance of learning time for your child as well as helping us confirm all of our students remain safe whilst working from home.

The 0191 9179888 number and the [email protected] remain open and monitored 9-3 Mon-Fri throughout the Easter break. We will respond to any urgent queries and concerns and continue to support families over the next two weeks.

Students who receive Free School Meals will continue to receive vouchers over the Easter Holidays. We have made this decision as we wish to support families as much as we can.

We need students to start sending daily ‘safe and well’ emails again from the 20th April. We will continue to operate the NE Futures UTC Virtual School after Easter until we are advised that it is safe again to open the site once the Covid-19 outbreak is contained.

Year 11 and 13

Students in Y11 and Y13 are understandably concerned about the arrangements for their grades now it is confirmed that summer exams will not go ahead. Please be reassured that UTC leaders and staff will use all of the data we have to award positive and fair predicted grades.

As Y11 and Y13 have now completed their curricula, after Easter we will be focusing on Careers and Destinations. We are 100% committed to helping ensure your child secure a positive destination for September. The work we will setting after Easter will focus on this crucial topic.

Year 11 students are also invited to join in with upcoming A Level taster webinars so they can get a ‘flavour’ for their chosen subjects for next academic year. A reminder that North East Futures UTC offers a range of 6th form courses for all ability levels and students in Y11 are guaranteed a place in Y12 at North East Futures UTC. Contact [email protected] if you want to know more about our 6th form offer.

The 6th form team are working hard supporting Y13 students to ensure a smooth transition to their destination – University or Apprenticeship – including helping students with back-up plans if needed.

Our goal is that every single student in Y11 and 13 achieves a positive destination.

Year 10 and 12

Students are continuing to follow the Curriculum Plans for each subject. These have been emailed to you and are available on the website. We have selected the best topics most suited to home learning to complete. Teachers will continue to set and take in work and answer any queries after the Easter break.

These topics are part of their GCSE, A Level and other assessed courses so it is very important students stay on top of the work and learning they are set.

Many students have performed excellently in the Virtual School and we are celebrating success in exciting ways. Please encourage your child to keep up the good work after Easter.

Thank you 

We have donated our science goggles to the NHS and we are 3D printing safety visors with the aim of producing 30+ per week also to donate. We are committed to supporting the national effort as best we can during these difficult times.

A huge thank you to our parents and carers who are critical workers in the NHS, wider health and social care, food supply chain and more. We appreciate your efforts so much – please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

Stay safe, stay positive, stay learning



The future starts here

Welcome to North East Futures UTC. A state of the art technical school in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Better yet, we are a state funded school and deliver free education to students across the North East. We give ambitious students a boost into the Healthcare and Digital Technology Sectors.
A UTC education enables you to apply learning to relevant and real-life contexts, supported by cutting-edge research facilities, staff and our partners.

School but different

North East Futures UTC is a state-funded school open to all 14-19 students in the North East region. We have a strong focus on filling the skills gap in the Digital Technology and Healthcare Science sectors which makes us different.

What is a UTC?

University Technical Colleges or UTCs take a balance of a strong core curriculum and technical qualifications to give their students a more rounded experience of school. UTCs also have great support from local high-profile businesses as well as a leading University sponsor. North East Futures UTC is no exception. Sponsored by the University of Sunderland and partnered with a great roster of North East Companies. To find out more about UTCs why not visit the UTC website.
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Why study with us?

There are many reasons to come to us and here are just a few things we guarantee to provide:

Positive destinations Perfect location Tailored curriculum Relaxing and fun enrichment activities

Project based learning Cutting edge work experience opportunities Revolutionary mentoring program

Where are we located?

North East Futures UTC is located in the newly redeveloped Stephenson Quarter in Central Newcastle. With fantastic public transport connections by bus, rail and Metro making it easily accessible for students across the whole of the North East.

Virtual Tour

By Andrew Heptinstall Photography