Establishment UTC South Durham

URN: 142894

University technical college

Download establishment data

Skip map
Long Tens Way, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 6AP
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Tom Dower
Phase of education
School type
University technical college
Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 142894, DfE number: 840/4006
UKPRN: 10057025
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not recorded
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 10 January 2019)
Ofsted report (opens in new tab)
Religious character
Does not apply
Not recorded
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2016
Reason establishment opened
Not recorded
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed
27 January 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

Legal duty to provide governance information

More details

All maintained school governing bodies and academy trusts have a legal duty to provide all of the governance information requested on this page in so far as it is available to them.

This will increase the transparency of governance arrangements. It will enable schools and the department to identify more quickly and accurately individuals who are involved in governance, and who govern in more than one context.

The information requested says nothing in itself about a person's suitability to govern. However, it is essential information for the department to be able to uniquely identify an individual and in a small number of cases conduct checks to confirm their suitability for this important and influential role.

You should provide all of the information requested insofar as it is available to you. A minimum set of information needs to be provided before a record can be saved.

A suggested privacy notice for schools is available for download: (opens in new tab)

Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
David Land Appointed by academy members 23 September 2017 22 September 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Gary Holmes Appointed by academy members 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Wayne Alan Reynoldson Appointed by academy members 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Ian George Neal Appointed by academy members 17 November 2016 16 November 2023
Jonathan Ian Timmis Appointed by academy members 4 October 2019 3 October 2023
Stephen Brain Elected by school staff 4 October 2019 3 October 2023
Nina Urszula Harding Appointed by academy members 22 September 2017 21 September 2023
Joanna Bailey Appointed by academy members 28 September 2018 27 September 2021


Name Appointed by From
Gary Holmes Original (signatory) members 10 September 2014
Jonathan Timmis Original (signatory) members 1 September 2019
Peter Anthony Galone Original (signatory) members 1 September 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Tom Dower 1 May 2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Jean Bell 1 September 2016 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

More details Less details
Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Celia Mullen Trustee Elected by parents 21 June 2019 31 August 2020
David Land Member Original (signatory) members 26 September 2013 31 August 2020
Peter Anthony Gallone Trustee Original (signatory) members 17 November 2016 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Aycliffe East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
County Durham 063
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 063B

Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them.