• Agreement reached with Department for Education to locate new College within Northumberland Development Project
• Tottenham UTC due to open in 2014 and is recruiting students now
• College to undertake a series of events over the course of next few months for parents and potential students to learn more about what will be on offer
The Club is delighted to announce that it has reached agreement with the Department for Education and the Education Funding Authority to locate the new University Technical College (UTC) for Tottenham within the Northumberland Development Project.
The Tottenham UTC, which is sponsored by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, and Middlesex University along with a number of other major international and national businesses, will be established above the new Sainsbury’s supermarket and is planned to open in September 2014.
Work has already begun on designing the interior of the building in order to create purpose-built spaces, which will work to enhance the learning environment for the students and support the delivery of the Tottenham UTC’s pioneering and inspirational curriculum focused around its specialism of the Technology of Science, illustrated through sport and health.
Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Trustee of the Tottenham UTC said: “Tottenham is an area in desperate need of regeneration and, as one of its main employers, we recognise the importance of inspiring education amongst our community. We are delighted that the Tottenham UTC will be part of this regeneration.
“The Tottenham UTC will deliver significant benefits and by locating it next to the new stadium development, we believe we are creating the perfect environment to power the success of the College, transform the educational offer in the area and provide new hope and opportunity to young people across North London."
Lord Baker of Dorking, Chairman of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, the organisation responsible for managing the UTC programme said: “It’s extremely good news that a site for the new Tottenham UTC has been finalised - in a location that is so key to the regeneration of the area.
“This is the first UTC to be supported by a major Premier League Football Club and I am delighted we are working together for the benefit of young people in Tottenham.”
With the site now secure, the Tottenham UTC are now moving forward with the recruitment of students and will be launching a series of open events for parents and potential students to come and learn more about the opportunities that will be available to them when the college officially opens next year. The College will initially open its doors to Year 10 and Year 12 students and will grow to over 900 students aged 14-18 when at full capacity.
The events will be taking place in the Bill Nicholson Suite at White Hart Lane Stadium and will be open to all people who have an interest in the Tottenham UTC. The events will be held on:
Saturday 21 September 10am-12pm
Tuesday 24 September 6pm-8pm
Wednesday 9 October 6pm-8pm
Saturday 12 October 10am-12pm
Saturday 19 October 10am-12pm
Tuesday 22 October 6pm-8pm
Talking ahead of the events, Melvyn Keen, Deputy Chief Executive, Middlesex University and Trustee of the Tottenham UTC said: “The Tottenham UTC’s vision is to provide an alternative for young people in the area who may benefit from an innovative and vocational-based curriculum.
“The events we are hosting at Tottenham Hotspur will give parents and potential students the opportunity to learn about what the UTC could offer them and see practical examples of what the curriculum could entail.
“I encourage everybody in the area to come to these events and see for themselves what the UTC is all about.”
Volunteers from the Tottenham UTC will be attending our next home match this weekend against Norwich City, with a market stall based on Tottenham Square.
For more information about Tottenham UTC visit www.tottenhamutc.co.uk.