Lincoln UTC

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About Lincoln UTC

Name Lincoln UTC
Ofsted Inspections
Principal Mr John Morrison
Address Lindum Road, Lincoln, LN2 1PF
Phone Number 01522775990
Phase Academy
Type University technical college
Age Range 14-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 375
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The determined and ambitious leadership of the principal, senior leaders and governors has rapidly transformed the quality of provision at the college. They have successfully created a strong and supportive culture that staff, pupils and parents and carers have embraced. Morale is exceptionally high.

The curriculum is innovative in its design and its leadership is highly effective. The courses offered stimulate the interest and enthusiasm of pupils. The programme for careers education and guidance, together with annual relevant work experience is excellent.

Pupils are very well prepared for their next steps in education, employment or tra...ining. The sixth form is outstanding. The leadership is highly effective in ensuring that students are well supported.

As a consequence of good or better teaching, students make strong progress across almost all subjects. Pupils' behaviour and conduct are impeccable. The school's ethos is very positive and inclusive, underpinned by high expectations.

Pupils rarely miss a day. Many are prepared to commute long distances to attend this college. The arrangements for safeguarding are highly effective.

Leaders have established a strong culture of vigilance at the college. Pastoral support is highly effective, including the support for pupils experiencing difficulties with their mental and emotional health and well-being. Pupils benefit from a comprehensive life-guidance programme as part of their personal development.

The quality of teaching is good across most subjects. It is particularly strong in science, mathematics and English. Pupils receive well-planned lessons, which enable them to make good progress.

Teachers and leaders engage well with local schools and colleges to share good practice and ensure the accuracy of their assessment work. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are making good progress as a result of the closely targeted support they receive. The leadership of this provision is highly effective.

Overall, the progress made by current pupils is good across most subjects. However, the progress made by the most able pupils is not always as strong as it could be. The progress made by current pupils in a small number of subjects, such as computer science and engineering, is not as strong as in science, mathematics and English.

Information about this school

Lincoln UTC is a technical college with a core focus on developing pupils' understanding of science, mathematics, technology and engineering as part of their curriculum. A strong emphasis is placed on preparing pupils for their future careers. The college is much smaller than the average-sized secondary school.

The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils whose first language is not English is much smaller than the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is slightly below the national average. The school used no alternative provision at the time of the inspection. Some pupils attend weekly placements in various businesses.

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