University technical colleges and studio schools

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is now delivering its school admissions service through Achieving for Children, a community interest company set up in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston and the London Borough of Richmond.

The Admissions Team is now operating a call back service only. Priority will be given to calls where the information is not available on the website or in the relevant guides.

Applying for a place at a University Technical College or Studio School

These schools offer an alternative education to a typical 11-18 secondary school, and usually admit pupils in either Year 9 or Year 10.

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are set up by universities and businesses, and specialise in one or two technical subjects. At GCSE they offer a similar curriculum to a typical 11-18 secondary school, including the basics of English and Mathematics, as well as their specialist subject(s).

Studio Schools also have employer involvement in the curriculum. They focus on developing the skills needed for employment, involving personal coaching and work experience, alongside a similar curriculum to a typical 11-18 secondary school.

Below is a list of UTCs and Studio schools within a reasonable travelling distance which you may wish to consider.  For information on all UTC's available please visit  

If you decide that you would like to apply for a place at any of these schools, please refer to their website for details of the application process. Admissions to these schools are not managed by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead School Admissions team.

UTC Reading

Specialism: Computer science | Engineering
Location: Reading
Address: Crescent Road, East Reading, RG1 5RQ

Global Academy UTC

Specialism: Creative, technical and broadcast and digital media
Location: London
Address: The Old Vinyl Factory, Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 1HA

Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC (Opening September 2017)

Specialism: Transport engineering | Construction
Location: Westminster
Address: Sutherland Street, London, SW1V 4LH

Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC

Specialism: Aviation engineering | Engineering
Location: Northwood
Address: Potter Street, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1QG

Watford UTC

Specialism: Computer science | Travel and tourism | Hospitality | Event management
Location: Watford
Address: Colonial Way, Watford, WD24 4PT

UTC Oxfordshire

Specialism: Science (Life sciences and physical sciences) | Engineering
Location: Oxfordshire
Address: UTC Oxfordshire, Greenwood Way, Harwell, Didcot, OX11 6BZ

Bucks University Technical College

Specialism: IT and computing | Construction
Location: Aylesbury
Address: Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8PB

Elstree UTC

Specialism: Multimedia | Production arts | Digital technology and communication for entertainment industries
Location: Borehamwood
Address: Studio Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5NN

South Bank Engineering UTC

Specialism: Engineering for building and health sectors
Location: Brixton
Address: 56 Brixton Hill, Brixton, London, SW2 1QS

Parkside Studio College

Specialism: Creative Media | Construction | Health and Social Care |Hospitality and Catering |Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy| Sport and Leisure
Location: Hayes, Middlesex
Address: Wood End Green Road, Hayes, UB3 2SE

Space Studio West London

Specialism: Space | Aerospace| Science | Maths
Location: Feltham, Middlesex
Address: Letchworth Avenue, Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 9RY

School admissions : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

School Admissions - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 683870