Cyber Prevent at The Leigh UTC

On Monday 10th September the Regional Cybercrime Prevention Team visited The Leigh UTC. Forty ICT students from years 11, 12 and 13 participated in an interactive workshop.

Working in small groups, students first explored phrases associated with cybercrime and hacking. The team went on to question students on their thoughts on what is acceptable behaviour as far as accessing data and the law- some of the answers were quite surprising!

Students actively participated in the workshop with our facilitators moving on to talk about the wide range of jobs available in cybersecurity and that this is not only a growth area of employment but very well paid.

Lastly, the Cyber Prevent Team discussed legal hacking and distributed a number of useful resources for those interested in learning more.

Staff at The Leigh UTC avidly listened to the information given and plan to cascade workshop detail to other team members.

Thank you to the Cyber Prevent Team for their valuable time.

Blast off as Space Week hits the Leigh UTC

This week students from across the Leigh UTC have been celebrating World Space week by students working on a wide range of STEAM space related activities in tutor time, launching the start of the First Lego league

‘Into Orbit’ challenge, with and Mr Van Heerden and fantastic assemblies with our Director of Learning for Science Mr Osborne. We also had a visit from STEM ambassador, Marino, from the European Space Agency who presented  to the students about careers in Space.

Year 7 Preparing for Success Evening

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the year 7 preparing for success evening on Tuesday 18th September. For those of you that were unable to attend or missed the preparing for Success evening last week, please click here to view the presentation.


Saturday 22nd September Open Day

Thank you to everyone who came to our open day on Saturday  that we held on Saturday 22nd September. Also a huge thank you for all the students who helped with many parents commenting on how blown away they were, not only with the facilities and ethos but the positivity of students and staff. One commented that they had never been to an open day “with such positive teachers”.

We look forward to welcoming people back to our next open day on Wednesday 7th November, 6 – 8pm  for Year 10 & Post 16.

Inspiration Academy Football Results

On Tuesday 11th September the Inspiration Academy year 8 students travelled to Longfield Academy for a football fixture. Both sides drew 3-3 with the host grabbing a late equaliser. It was a fantastic performance from the year 8 students who played extremely well and deserved the win.
The team were also good ambassadors for the school. Well done team!

The Leigh UTC GCSE Results

The Leigh UTC has proved once again that the combination of STEM focused GCSE qualifications has provided a good foundation for a successful STEM career. We are proud of our Year 11 GCSE students, reaching their potential across all of their subjects, at The Leigh UTC, allowing them to follow their chosen pathways. We have continued our success with GCSE resit results and celebrate 100% pass rate in maths and 83% in English, ensuring our students can progress on to their intended careers.

“I am extremely proud of the efforts of both the students and staff. The outcomes achieved have ensure that all of our students get to their preferred destinations. These have included post sixteen here at the UTC to study level 3 qualifications, Apprenticeships and College places. We are delighted to contribute to the ongoing growth of the STEM industries in the UK with so many of our students following this pathway. Finally, I would like to say how proud we are to have yet another student, Joshua Jobson, who has won a full Arkwright scholarship. An Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering Profession. This will financially support Joshua’s ongoing education through to University and Beyond.”

Steve Leahey, Principal The Leigh UTC


  • 100% pass in GCSE Maths resit
  • 83% pass in GCSE English resit
  • 100% pass in Engineering
  • 100% pass in IT
  • 100% C or above in GCSE Smart Product Design and Manufacturing (42% A*-B grade)
  • A significant increase in both 9 to 4 and 9 to 5 grades in English, Science and Financial Studies


Bethany Arney Y11, celebrates her GCSE results; 8 English Language, 8 maths, 7 English literature, A product design, B smart product design, double Distinction in engineering, double 5 science, C further maths,  4 computer science with Mr Leahey, Principal and the SEN team, Mrs Bowen, Mrs Daniels, Mrs Wilton, Mrs Hayes and Mrs Lindars, Head of College.


Ioulia Kasapidis Y11 celebrates her GCSE result of A Greek, B product design, A smart product design, 7 French, 6 English language 6 English literature, 6 maths, C further maths, double Distinction in engineering double 5 in science  with the English team, Mrs Hughes, Mr Murtagh, Miss Dickinson and Mrs Shchedrova. Ioulia also celebrates her results with her sister Isla Kasapidis Y10 who also received an A* in GCSE Greek


Left to right; Joshua Jobson Y11 celebrates his GCSE result  6 maths, 5’s in science, English language and English literature, double Distinction in BTEC IT and C in systems and control. Joshua also celebrates winning a full Arkwright Scholarship to support his STEM career. Chante Orrett Y11 6 English language and literature, 5 4 science, 4 maths, double Distinction in BTEC IT, grade A Level 2 finance and grade B level 3 (P16 level) finance.

“I’m delighted to congratulate the students on their results this year. It’s extremely encouraging to see the positive learning experience and support provided by the dedicated team at The Leigh UTC translating into opportunities for students to realise their highest potential. The results also continue to show the benefits of a business-led problem-solving curriculum, which is so important for employers and young people at the start of their careers.”

Keith Ellis, chair of governors MD Kenard Engineering