Establishment UTC South Durham

URN: 142894

University technical college

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Single-academy trust: THE DURHAM UTC LIMITED

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Long Tens Way, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 6AP
Local authority
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Tom Dower
Phase of education
School type
University technical college
Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 142894, DfE number: 840/4006
UKPRN: 10057025
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 10 January 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not recorded
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2016
Reason establishment opened
Not recorded
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
19 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
David Land Appointed by academy members 26 September 2013 20 September 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Jonathan David Phillips Appointed by academy members 15 October 2021 15 October 2025
Kirsty Gail Babister Appointed by academy members 15 October 2021 15 October 2025
Gary Holmes Appointed by academy members 10 September 2014 31 August 2024
Dean Roy Feuillade Elected by parents 12 April 2021 20 June 2024
Ian George Neal Appointed by academy members 17 November 2016 16 November 2023
Jonathan Ian Timmis Appointed by academy members 4 October 2019 3 October 2023
Stephen Brain Elected by school staff 4 October 2019 3 October 2023
Joanna Bailey Appointed by academy members 28 September 2018 27 September 2022


Name Appointed by From
Jonathan Timmis Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2019
Peter Anthony Galone Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2020
Ross C Nagle Foundation/sponsor members 15 October 2021

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Tom Dower 1 September 2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Vanessa Stobart 5 July 2021 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Robert Baillie Trustee Elected by parents 5 February 2021 15 October 2021
Tim Rutter Member Foundation/sponsor members 3 December 2020 15 October 2021
Wayne Alan Reynoldson Trustee Appointed by academy members 1 September 2020 15 October 2021
Jean Bell Chief financial officer N/A 1 September 2016 4 July 2021
Nina Urszula Harding Trustee Appointed by academy members 22 September 2017 11 June 2021
Gary Holmes Member Original (signatory) members 10 September 2014 3 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
County Durham
Aycliffe East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
County Durham 063
Lower super output area (LSOA)
County Durham 063B
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Free school meals

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