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Admissions Policy Consultation 2021-2022

Energy Coast UTC is proposing making some changes to its admissions policy and is therefore required to consult with parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen, other persons and admission authorities within the local area, the local authority and our community.

We are now asking these stakeholders for their contributions to our proposed admission arrangements for the academic year 2021-2022. The consultation will be open from Monday 2 December 2019 and will close on Monday 20 January 2020.

A copy of our proposed admission policy for the 2021-2022 academic year is available here.

There will be paper copies of the proposed policy available in our reception, and other accessible formats can be made available on request. If you have any comments on the policy, please send these to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Energy Coast UTC celebrates official opening of state of the art workshops

The official opening of Energy Coast UTC’s brand new engineering workshops took place on Thursday 21st November with Chair of governors, Barbara Stephens doing the honours by cutting the ribbon.

Employer partners, governors, staff, students, parents, and local stakeholders were thrilled with the state of the art facilities.


Barbara ribbon 1 minWIth sterling support from sponsors Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the University of Cumbria, the workshops are for the exclusive use of UTC staff and students and include state of the art, industry standard machinery such as XYZ 3m bed CNC and manual lathes and milling machines.

Energy Coast UTC Principal and CEO, Cherry Tingle, said she was, “delighted that students now have exclusive use of new, industry standard equipment on a daily basis”. She added that,

“This fantastic facility to benefit west Cumbrian students is just the first step in the UTC development of expanding workshop facilities for West Cumbria. Watch this space for a multi -million pound build with numerous engineering and construction workshops and CAD /CAM facilities starting soon on the UTC site.”

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Barbara Stephens commented on the hard work of all of those involved. “I particularly want to pay tribute to Cherry and her team who have worked tremendously hard to get this going. It's involved hours and hours of discussions with the Department for Education and the Education Skills Funding Agency who I would also like to thank for their support.”

Fully operational since September students have been embracing the high tech equipment, learning new skills and gearing up for future success.

“The new workshops are something we’ve been looking forward to for a very long time,” says Ian Russell (Vice Principal, Curriculum and Standards). “It’s been an accumulation of 18 months of negotiation, hard work and building to get to the point where we now have state-of-the-art facilities for all of our students. They are set out to mimic apprenticeship providers which gives our students an edge on the competition and allows them to integrate into apprenticeships more easily”

A Strict but Immersive Careers Model is Improving Outcomes for a Cumbrian School

University Technical Colleges are a new type of career-focused school that are providing young people with direct pathways into careers. However, implementing this type of education is not without its challenges. Principal Cherry Tingle shows how she has pulled a Cumbrian school back from the brink and improved all aspects of school life for a community lacking in opportunities.

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Energy Coast UTC: Best Secondary School 2019

Shortlisted for five Golden Apple Awards and winner of two, plus a highly commended!

Laura Devlin IMG 20191001 WA0022Energy Coast UTC is delighted to announce a double win at the prestigious, Cumbria -wide, Golden Apple Awards for 2019.

During the awards ceremony at Energus on Friday night, nominees were overjoyed to learn that they had won two out of their five categories, with the added pleasure of receiving a ‘highly commended’ in recognition of a special environmental community initiative.

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The Energy Coast UTC staff and students are delighted by the superb 2019 GCSE results.

Principal Cherry Tingle said:

“The hard work of the students, the truly inspirational teaching of our staff and the superb links and support with employers has been rewarded with the superb exam performance of our students. Our students have received fantastic academic results as well as superb technical results which will set them up very well for their future studies and careers.

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Results Days 2019

A level results will be available on Thursday 15 August.

GCSE results will be available on Thursday 22 August.

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