Head of School Welcome

Applications are still open for Year 9 and Year 12, starting September 2021! Contact us directly to arrange a guided tour by the Head of School. 

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Engineering and Constructing Bright Futures 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Waterfront UTC. I am delighted to be leading such a fantastic team of teachers alongside hard working and driven students with ever supportive parents and carers.

We offer a fantastic, unrivalled opportunity for any young person, aged 13-19, wishing to pursue a career in the Construction and Engineering sector. 

What is a UTC?

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are government-funded schools with a STEM focus. They provide a unique and relevant approach to education which addresses the changing needs of students and employers in the 21st Century. Established by companies and universities in areas of high demand for talent, UTCs provide sought-after technical qualifications and benefit from industry standard equipment and specialist staff to provide students with the skills valued by employers.

Employer Partners:

Our employer partners work closely with us, getting to know our students over the time they are here, supporting them with careers guidance, careers planning and ongoing project work. This relationship results in roughly a third of our students going onto apprenticeships at higher and degree level, a third going directly to University to study STEM type degrees and a third going direct into employment or further education. 

What’s it like to study at Waterfront UTC?

“I love Waterfront UTC! It is so much better than my previous school. I am treated like an adult and supported to do the very best I can every day.”

Quote taken from our Student Survey February 2021.

We like to treat our students as adults and the environment reflects this. Students follow a professional dress code and conduct themselves as if they were working in a professional work environment, all part of our employability programme. 

Students at Waterfront UTC study a tailored curriculum which focuses on Engineering and Construction, whilst building a solid understanding in the core subjects. You have the opportunity to study either or both Engineering and Construction, Business Studies, Computer Science, Design Technology and Triple Science, alongside Maths, English Literature/Language and Combined Science.

We are very fortunate to be based in a purpose-built facility in the heart of the Chatham Waters redevelopment area. Our students come from as far away as Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Maidstone and of course Medway. 

I am particularly proud of our exam outcomes which have improved year on year as we continually strive for excellence. These outcomes have meant that 100% of our students leave at the end of year 11 or 13 and are placed in their chosen destination and career path, proving what we are doing, works!

If you would like to find out more then please make contact and I will give you a tour of the school during the working day, so you can see for yourself what a fantastic opportunity it is to attend Waterfront UTC.  

Mr S Bennett
Head of School

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