North East Futures UTC


NBS Atrium Tom Helyer



Dear Parents, Carers,

I hope you and your families enjoyed VE Day and the long weekend despite the lockdown continuing.

I am sure many of you watched Boris Johnson’s update Sunday evening; secondary schools will likely remain unfortunately closed for some time yet although there were some words of hope that there may be some time back at school for Year 10 and 12 before the summer holidays.

This means that it is important that we get the most we can out of the UTC Virtual School so that students can continue learning as much as possible.

Virtual School Report:

You will have received your child’s Virtual School report recently – I was so impressed with the students who have been accessing their work every day, reporting to their teachers and making great progress. We have worked hard to celebrate and reward that success wherever we can – just this weekend I received emails from a student who has used some of his Virtual School time to code develop his first video game which I am hoping to play this week.

Although I do understand why some students have struggled to access their learning whilst at home, I would like to emphasise how important it is that your child remains engaged with their curriculum during these difficult times. The teachers will respond to email queries usually within 1 day if your child is stuck and the work set your child is similar to the work they may have done in the classroom.

We are preparing another Virtual School Report to come out in half term on the 22nd May. I would love to see the students who were not making enough progress in the last report to get some more positive feedback this time. Of course I also look forwards to those students who have been making excellent progress continue to do so. 


Thank you to everyone who has supported our St Oswald’s Hospice fundraiser – we have raised £850 so far and we are working hard to try and get to over £1000. Please check our social media channels for all the fun activities we have been up to.

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Stay safe, stay positive, stay learning.

Dan Sydes



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

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