Deadline for consultation on Brixton’s University Technical College approaches

Public consultations for a new University Technical College (UTC) in Brixton will come to an end on February 13.

Lambeth College Brixton Campus
The UTC will open at Lambeth College’s Brixton Campus

The new facility will open at the Lambeth College campus on Brixton Hill.

The site was sold by the college to the DfE for around £18 million in 2013. 

Free school Trinity Academy opened on the campus in September 2014. The UTC is planned to open in September 2016. Lambeth College will continue to operate on a reduced site.

The local community has been invited to share their views on the engineering UTC.

The school will apparently “prepare young people in Brixton and neighbouring boroughs for careers in engineering in the building and health sectors, from designing sustainable buildings to developing more effective medical engineering devices such as MRI scanners.”

A UTC is a type of secondary school for 14–19 year olds led by a university sponsor. In Brixton’s case: London South Bank University, along with employer sponsors Skanska, Purico, Guy’s & St Thomas’ and King’s College NHS Foundation Trust.

Rao Bhamidimarri, Chair of the South Bank Engineering UTC Trust, said: “I hope that parents and members of the local community will take the time to look at our consultation materials and share their views on the proposals. Educating our young people in engineering in the health and building sectors will provide vast career opportunities for them and will benefit the local community.

“We understand that changing schools can seem like a daunting prospect but we will support students and families through the transition to ensure that the students receive the best possible education that will provide great career opportunities and will meet the needs of the local employers. We look forward to meeting you at the events and hearing your thoughts.”
The final public consultation will take place on February 9 at Lambeth College, Brixton, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Alternatively residents can go online to find out more and fill in a questionnaire until February 13.