Lutterworth families invited to new technical college’s open day

Families living in the Lutterworth area have an opportunity to learn about the education offered by the new University Technical College Daventry (DUTC) at an open session next weekend.

The Daventry UTC, which opens in September 2013, is currently seeking applications from potential students living in Warwickshire and South Leicestershire areas for the 120 Year 10 places available this autumn.

An information event is taking place for prospective students and their parents at Lutterworth Town Hall next Saturday (16 March) from 9am to midday.

The Daventry UTC is currently being built in Daventry town centre and will offer 14-19 year olds an innovative mix of academic studies, technical learning, employer-led design projects and work placements.

Students will be able to take a range of GCSEs (and A/AS Level subjects from Year 12) alongside specialisms in the areas of engineering, modern methods of construction or environmental sustainability.

The Daventry UTC was one of only 13 proposals in the whole country that was approved by the Department for Education as part of the first phase of UTCs.

Potential students are being sought across the UTC’s catchment area which extends across Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and South Leicestershire and is based on a 45-minute journey radius from the site.

Interest is high for places available and the first Year 10 offers are being made this month. The first Year 12 entry will be in 2014.

Principal designate David Edmondson said: “We have arranged this event so that families living around the Rugby and Lutterworth areas can come along to find out more about the unique learning journey the Daventry UTC can offer them.

“It will provide a greater insight into the value and purpose of the UTC, its extensive curriculum and the opportunities it can create for students. Interest for places is extremely high and we are keen to encourage applications from families in the Warwickshire and South Leicestershire area.”

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