At UTCC we want our students to be driven by a desire to learn with us and hope to assist if there are any barriers to your learning and achieving your ambitions.

Once a student at UTCC our robust Pastoral system can offer support on many levels to help you succeed in your learning and be happy.  We believe that UTCC is a welcoming, inclusive and caring environment which focuses both on achieving academic and practical skills and on developing confidence and social abilities.

Outlined below are some aspects of the support we have in place but this is not an exclusive list and if you have any queries when you are considering joining UTCC or as a student or parent please do not hesitate to contact us.









The Pastoral Team

When it comes to the pastoral team, there is never a problem too big or too small. At UTC Cambridge, we support and encourage each other to ensure that every student has a positive learning experience.

If you have any non-curriculum specific enquiries your first point of contact should be your / your child’s tutor who can either help or direct to you to the right member of staff. However, if you wish to contact either the Director of Student Care or the SENDCo their contact details are as follows:

Director of Student Progress – Duncan Poyser 

The Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and aims to hlep close the gap between them and their peers. Pupil premium funding is available to: local authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units ( PRUs ). Please see Pupil Premium Report

Houses and House Structure

As a student at UTC Cambridge you will join one of two different Houses; Crick or Wilkins dependent on whether you are pre or post 16 and will benefit from the camaraderie of fellow students across the two years.  You can earn housepoints for completing high quality work, working hard in lessons and completing work early before deadlines.

 House Structure



Head of Pre 16 – Jamie Magan


Head of Post 16 – Guy Martin



Colin Bashford (Pre 16)


Rachael Verney (Post 16)



Allan Bramley (Post 16)


Laura Atkin (Pre 16)



Germaine Varney (Pre 16)


Hilary Davies (Pre 16)



Roberts Zivtins (Pre 16)


George O'Neil (Post 16)



Kimberley Elderhorst (Post 16)


Alex Caley (Post 16)



Ruth McKenzie (Post 16)


Teressa Johnson (Post 16)



Barry Cooper (Post 16)


Tony Irving (Pre 16)



Theron Pearman/Jenny Moss (Post 16)

Special Educational Needs

We have a number of specialist support staff to help with any aspect of learning. Our SEND Coordinator, Mr Duncan Poyser is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. He produces an annual audit of student participation known as the SEND report, which can be found below. 

The SEND Coordinator can be contacted at and our SEND policy can be downloaded here.

Support services are also made available by the local authority and this is known as the " Local Offer". This gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what is available in their area in terms of additional support.

The Local Offer for Cambridgeshire can be found here:

The Local Offer for Essex can be found here:  

You may also wish to view the SEND Information Report 2015    


UTC Cambridge encourages students to use public transport or other methods of environmentally-friendly transport where possible. There are plenty of cycle racks available for students who wish to cycle but there is no student car parking on site other than for students with a disability.

A free shuttle bus runs from Drummer Street bus station and Cambridge rail station between 7.45am – 8.27am to Robinson Way with return journeys from Robinson way at 16.30pm (Wednesday 16.00pm).

Students using this service will ned to show their UTC Cambridge ID card. We have worked closely with Whippet, who run our bus, to ensure that Whippet buses coming in from across the county link to provide transport for our students in the morning and evening. Further details of connections can be found at Thank you to Whippet for sponsoring UTC Cambridge.

Students travelling on the Abellio Greater Anglia rail network will qualify for a discounted termly ticket of up to 50% for 14-18 year olds in education. For further information, please see

For students that have to use public transport in years 10 and 11, UTC Cambridge contribute a percentage of the travel cost up to a maximum of £500 per academic  year.    Download a BACs details form to facilitate reimbursement.                     Download a Reimbursement Form


Percentage contribution

Under 7 miles

Not eligible (in accordance with Cambridgeshire County Council guidelines)

7 miles – 20 miles


20 miles +


Contribution Percentages are subject to change on an annual basis.


Whilst consideration of the financial implications of your choice to attend any school or college is essential, (costs such as travel, meals, equipment, trips and clothing), at UTCC we do our best to ensure that finance is not a barrier to the learning of a committed and eligible student.  In some cases, financial assistance may be available and so do please contact us to discuss options.

These may include subsidence and bursaries from either the County Council or UTCC, such as:

Post 16 student Bursary which is applied for via Cambridgeshire County Council's website.

Post 16 UTC Financial Support -  Application Form UTC Financial Support Application 2016/17

Pre-16 pupil premium funding - free school meals programme  run by the local County Council.

Travel Reimbursement for students aged 14-16s requiring a higher percentage travel reimbursement (Please see the Transport section of this page for further details on support for pre-16 students). UTC Financial Support Application 2016/17

Download a BACs details form to facilitate reimbursement.                     Download a Reimbursement Form 

Download a Travel Reimbursement for students in years 12 and 13 who don’t qualify for County Council support:

UTC Financial Support Application 2015 Form v1(1)

Additional financial assistance may be available for families in hardship.