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Welcome to the Parents’ Information Bulletin. In the Bulletin news, events, achievements and ways to get involved with your child’s learning are shared each week.


Another busy week at the UTC, culminating in a Stand up to Cancer own clothes day today! The day has been supported well by students and staff alike, and the dress code of smart causal ‘Dress-down Friday at Work’ wear has been well followed meaning students are learning how to still look professional on a ‘Dress-down’ day at work. Many thanks to all parents, carers and students for their support.

Book Donations

The UTC is now collecting reading books donated from students, parents and teachers to create a place for quiet reading and book loan in the College. If you have any books you feel able to donate (fiction, non-fiction, of any age or ability), please bring them in with your child / ward and ask them to hand to Ella at Reception or to Miss Evans. Fiction books of interest to students aged 14 – 19 are preferred, but many types of books are useful and of interest. Many thanks in advance for your support.

Key information

IMPORTANT – Year 10 students must bring their PE kit to College on Tuesdays. Please kindly contact Ms Evans if there are any problems with kit.


A reminder that Year 10 PE will take place at the Black Prince Trust Sports Centre (Gibson Rd, Lambeth, London SE11 6PT) from now onwards.

Students will be dismissed from the Sports Centre at 4.30pm on Tuesdays at the end of the PE session. If you are not happy for your son/daughter to depart directly from the Sports Centre, please email me at the address below to organise alternative arrangements.

Extending Learning at home

Subject of the week: ENGLISH

As Year 10 have been studying Romeo and Juliet, why not extend their learning at home using some incredible free online resources:

An accessible Modern version of the text, side by side with the original text.

This free quiz learning game reminds students of key elements of the plot and characters’ traits

The full 1968 film of the play is on Youtube here

Why not take a trip to the Globe, on the Southbank? The Globe is modelled on the original theatre and sits on London’s Southbank. The play is not showing at the moment but the Globe is an amazing site just to visit and walk around the courtyard, getting a sense of the shape of the theatre and how Shakespeare’s own audiences would have enjoyed his plays.

Trip to the Globe, on the Southbank