UTC Warrington will have a business-like feel in every aspect of college life. This will be embedded throughout all aspects of the college from the curriculum and 8:30am – 4:30pm working day through to technical projects and enrichment activities.
Students will earn reward tokens based on the 5 elements of the PiXL EDGE personal development framework; leadership, organisation, communication, initiative and resilience. The PiXL Edge is a framework designed for schools and colleges to develop and accredit in students those personal attributes essential for employability and life.
The PiXL Edge framework will underpin all activities at UTC Warrington and will be used by staff to encourage and track students’ development.
At UTC Warrington the working day will start at 8:30am and run until 4:30pm Monday – Thursday. On Fridays the working day will run from 8:30 – 1:45pm.
Monday – Thursday the working day will be split into 7 x 1 hour blocks. This will comprise of 6 lessons, plus a 20 minute beak mid-morning and a 40 minute lunch break. On Fridays students will have 4 one hour lessons, plus a 30 minute break mid-morning and 30 minutes for house time.
Days spent out on work placements will vary depending on the employer, however parents will always be informed of any changes to the standard working day in advance.
With its town centre location, centrally located next to Warrington Central train station and bus station, UTC Warrington will be the most iconic building in the locality. Rising 6 stories high, UTC Warrington will have the look and feel of a professional, corporate environment, as opposed to the more traditional school and college facilities across the borough.
Carefully designed by leading academics, employers and architects, the building will house £1 million of specialist engineering equipment, purposely chosen to teach students the skills needed for industry. This really is how our students will gain a competitive edge; other schools and colleges simply do not have this wealth of resource to deliver such a specific, technical curriculum.
In addition to high quality engineering equipment, UTC Warrington will also benefit from state-of-the-art ICT resources. All students will be given their own personal learning tablet device, to use across the college and at home. Each teaching space will have the latest interactive computing technology, to further engage and support students. Our engineering workshops, science labs, learning resource centre and general learning spaces will also benefit from contemporary furniture and stylish design, providing an aesthetically pleasing environment for students to flourish.
Student health and happiness is at the heart of all our planning at UTC Warrington; working alongside our catering partners, we will be serving tasty and affordable food in our top floor food hall, as well as our café and snack serveries dispersed throughout the building.
All Year 10 and 11 students will be required to wear a grey business suit, accompanied by a white shirt or blouse, smart black shoes, a UTC Warrington tie or neck scarf in their house colours and a UTC pin badge. Additionally, students will wear a UTC Warrington lanyard and identity badge.
Year 10 and 11 students will also be required to purchase a UTC Warrington sports kit comprising of shorts or skort and t-shirt in their house colours. A sweatshirt will also be available to purchase.