Educating the designers and engineers of our future

March 29 2015

In 2013 the BTE Academy opened to create a specialist Technology and Engineering school.

Engineers building

In 2013 the BTE Academy opened to create a specialist Technology and Engineering school.
Available to 14-19 year olds, the Academy gives students technical knowledge and focusses on work-based skills in addition to their academic qualifications. Students will benefit from a head start in a huge variety of sectors.
As one of over 30 new national UTCs (University Technical Colleges), students in Year 10 and Year 11 study engineering alongside their other qualifications.  Students also experience real life industry projects supported by key employers within the engineering sector. These include GKN Aerospace, Airbus, Astra Zeneca, Rolls Royce and Atkins Global. Additionally, we are formally affiliated to The Royal Navy and will have a Combined Cadet Force (CCF) on site at the Academy from late 2015. We are one of only five schools nationally to receive this recognition.
Students with an interest in Maths and Science will certainly thrive at the UTC with all given the opportunity to study triple science. The high quality practical and academic curriculum is complemented by outstanding enrichment opportunities including use of the superb sporting facilities at our neighbour, The Wise Campus. Student also take part in nationally recognised engineering and design competitions.
The catchment area for the UTC covers the greater Bristol area and South Gloucestershire widening the number of students who can benefit from the opportunity of attending. For ease of transportation, five buses cover a wide geographical area to ensure students can directly reach the Academy, the UTC is located close to Parkway train station, making travel by train accessible.
If you are currently in Year 9 at secondary school there are a few places left for September 2015. Visit www.bteacademy.co.uk, www.utcolleges.org or call 0117 983 8080 for more information. We welcome visits during the working day throughout the year.