Hackney University Technical College

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Hackney University Technical College
Established 2012
Type University Technical College
Acting Principal Catharine Wensley
Location Shoreditch Campus
Falkirk Street

N1 6HQ
DfE number 204/4001
DfE URN 138265 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Ages 14–19
Website www.hackneyutc.co.uk

Hackney University Technical College is a university technical college (UTC) that opened in September 2012 in the Shoreditch area of the London Borough of Hackney in Greater London, England. The University of East London and Hackney College are the lead academic sponsors of the UTC, and BT Group and Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust are the lead business sponsors of the UTC.[1]


Hackney UTC was the first UTC to be established in London,[2] and opened in September 2012 in new dedicated buildings at the main campus of Hackney College. The UTC has an initial intake of students aged 14 (academic year 10) in 2012, but will expand to accommodate students aged 14 to 19 over the following four years.[3]


Hackney UTC specialises in health technologies and digital technologies,[4] and aims to train local children for employment in the Silicon Roundabout area of East London, working in partnership with local technology firms and educational institutions.[5]

Pupils aged 14-16 year olds follow a course of 60% general education (GCSEs) and 40% specialisms. For sixth form students, this split reverses to 40% general education and 60% specialisms.[6]

Ofsted Inspection[edit]

Hackney UTC recently received its first Ofsted section 5 inspection which judged the school to "Requires Improvement" across all four key indicators; Achievement of Pupils, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour/Safety of Pupils and Leadership and Management. A "Grade 3" school requiring improvement is not yet a good school. Ofsted goes on stating that such a school will receive another full inspection within 24 months of the last inspection. [7]


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