The school aims to educate and train the next generation of technicians, engineers and industrial innovators. It was rated Oustanding by Ofsted in 2015.
Activate Learning is the lead sponsor for UTC Reading, supported by industry partners Cisco, Microsoft, Network Rail and Peter Brett Associates.
UTC Reading wants to inspire students with the challenges of solving real-life industrial and community problems. The result is that they rapidly gain the confidence through project-based learning. They also gain the technical and soft skills needed to contribute to the future of businesses and public services.
UTC Reading has established a reputation for:
- Drawing on the expertise and resources of industry and academic partners to develop and refresh the curriculum
- Establishing computer science (which helps to deliver digital literacy skills) as a core curriculum subject at Key Stage 4
- Building a technical curriculum that provides specialisations at Key Stage 4 and corresponding progression pathways at Key Stage 5, to include: Programming and software development, Networking and communications technologies, and Engineering and systems.
As a lead school for computing at school (CAS), UTC Reading also engages with local primary and secondary schools to increase interest in taking computer science and engineering.