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

UTC Cambridge has a small but dedicated pastoral team to help and support if there are issues affecting a student's wellbeing.  We are able to provide support and guidance to ensure every student has a positive learning experience.

We have a Head of Pastoral Care, a non-teaching member of staff, who is available to discuss pastoral matters with students and parents, organising support and interventions when needed. They also work with students and families where absenteeism is an issue and they are a key link for multi agency partners who work with the college. 

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 the Head of Pastoral Care their contact details are as follows:

Fiona Donnelly 


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


Tutor Group Structure


Key Stage 4

Head of Pastoral Care - Fiona Donnelly

Key Stage 5

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. 

The SEND Coordinator can be contacted at and our SEND policy can be found 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:  

The college's SEND Information Report can be viewed here.


We encourage 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.

UTC students can use Whippet bus services which run regularly from Cambridge Drummer Street Bus Station and Cambridge Railway Station. Students must show their UTC Student ID card. We have worked closely with Whippet to ensure their 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 Please contact the college if you have further questions.

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




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.


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:

Additional financial assistance may be available for families in hardship.